Archive for the ‘Education and Community Outreach’ Category

THE BEAUTY of BOUNTY

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

DoRo–sThanks to Dorothy Rikert of Chap Farm (pictured), Wendy Judge, Tim Sanford and Suzanne Long of Luna Bleu Farm, and a mystery donor from North Tunbridge. Together, they donated 155 pounds of cabbage, beets, summer squash, cucumbers, and eggplants from their farms and gardens. The Market has forwarded it to the Sharon Food Shelf, which will be open this afternoon. Thank you for your generosity to the community.

 

GOT EXTRA? COLLECTION on MONDAY

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Gary–1–sIf your garden is growing faster than you can eat, we may have the solution. On Monday, August 5, we’ll collect fresh produce to donate to local food pantries. Questions? Contact Elizabeth at the Market.

GOT EXTRA COLLECTION on MONDAY, JULY 29

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Got_Extra_Veg_ColorDo you have more vegetables in your garden than you can use? If you’ve got extra, we can help. Monday, July 29, 7:30 am-noon, you can drop off extra produce at the Market. We’ll sort it and distribute it to local food pantries. Upcoming additional dates: Monday, August 5 and Monday,August 19. For more information, contact Elizabeth.

ATTENTION MEMBERS

Monday, July 1st, 2013

MAD+News-1LOOK FOR THIS IN THE MAIL. New member cards and the summer newsletter went in to the mail to all members on Friday. Your member card is valid now through July 2014. Put it in the wallet of your household’s most frequent shopper so s/he can use it twice/month for discounts. Newsletter includes a report from the Board, suggestions for summer cooking–including vegan cookbooks–and more! If you’re not a member, did you know that we have two levels of memberships? You can become a member for a one-time fee of $50 (blue level) or $200 (gold level). Use it for discounts every 3rd Friday of the month and one other day of your choice. You can cancel your membership at any time and your original buy-in price will be refunded. Interested? Ask any cashier for a membership form. And thanks, everyone, for shopping here.


GET READY for GOT EXTRA?

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The Market knows that sometimes home gardeners and farmers have more produce than they can use. And we all know that there are people in the community who could use a hand in getting quality food on the table for their families.

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In the summer months, we run a program called Got Extra? to match the bounty with the need. It starts on Monday, July 1.If you’d like to help, here’s what you can do:

  • Mark the collection dates on your calendar: 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays in July; 1st and 3rd in August.
  • Bring extra fresh produce to the Market between 7:30 a.m. (when we open) and noon. Ask for Elizabeth.
  • Know that we appreciate any amount–it’s all good!

We’ll then sort the produce and volunteers will deliver it to local food pantries.

If you have any questions, let us know. Thank you!


MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Today is Member Appreciation Day — MAD for short. How can you tell? It’s always on the 3rd Friday of the month. Members get a discount and everyone gets to sample tasty food. Come on down! If you’re not a member and are interested, ask a cashier for the membership brochure.

RAIN BARREL EXHIBIT at BALE FEST

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Finished Rain BarrelRain barrels catch water from the roof of your house (or shed or garage) and store it until you need it. This conserves water and saves money on your water bill.

Stop by our display at BALE Fest, 4:00-5:30 this Thursday on the village green, to talk with experienced rain barrel builder Sarah Sincerbeaux and to admire the barrels constructed by Market board members Simon Leavitt and Peter Anderson.

See you there!

MAD on Friday, May 17

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

MEMBER CARD–w–1–sA reminder that this Friday–and every 3rd Friday of every month–the Market celebrates Member Appreciation Day.  We have two levels of membership, both involving a one-time, life-long investment in our local business. Blue level members pay $50; gold level pay $200. In return they get a 5% or 15% discount (respectively) twice a month–once on MAD and once on the day of your choice. You can become a member at any time. Ask your cashier for an application form.

Reminder to Eco-Challengers: Blog

Friday, April 12th, 2013

EcoChallenge-LogoWhether you are participating in the Eco-Challenge actively or from the sidelines, you can check out the blog at catamountecochallenge.wordpress.com.

Be part of the on-line community to share your experience and learn from others. As an incentive, bloggers will be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate to King Arthur Flour. Be well and do good!

Eco-Challenge Starts Today

Monday, April 8th, 2013

EcoChallenge-LogoWant to make a positive change for yourself, the Earth, and quite possibly your wallet, too? Then consider giving yourself an eco-challenge. The challenge starts today (or whenever you read this) and runs through Earth Day, April 22. More information is posted below and under the Education tab on this website. One person asked, “Does turning off the water when you brush your teeth count as an Eco-Challenge? I’ve trying to start doing that.” The answer is yes! Any habit that you’d like to change to be more earth-friendly is valid. Choose something that interests you and go for it. Use the structure of the eco-challenge (a set time, a place to register and blog, knowing that others are doing it, too) to support you in meeting a goal. Register on-line at CatamountEcoChallenge.wordpress.com or in-person at the Market (poster in Aisle 2). Here’s to Spring and to change.

  • Menu for Friday, Feb. 27

    Breakfast

    • Breakfast Sandwiches
    • Yogurt Parfait
    • Baked Goods Including Gluten Free Options
    • Soups

      • Roasted Squash Bisque
      • French Onion Soup w/ Croutons

      Hot Meal

      • Chicken Rustica

      Sandwiches

      • Apple Chicken Salad
      • Roast Beef
      • Raw Veggie w/ Pine Nut Hummus Wrap
      • Tuna Salad

      In the Cooler: Salads

      • Apple Chicken Salad
      • Toasted Barley and Broccoli Salad
      • Black Bean & Edamame Salad
      • Sesame Noodles
      • Salami and Fresh Mozz Spinach Salad Plate
      • Greek Salad Plate
      • Smoked Chicken, Apple and Garlic Cheddar Spinach Salad Plate

      In the Cooler: Meals to Go

      • Quinoa Cakes
      • Shrimp and Zucchini
      • Eggplant Rollups
      • Chicken Parmesan
      • Artichoke Jalepeno Cheddar Soup
      • Split Pea Soup with Ham
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    The Market is closed on the following days:

    New Year’s Day
    Easter Sunday
    Memorial Day
    July 4th
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day + next day Friday
    Christmas Day + next day Dec. 26

    The Market closes at 1pm on the following days:

    Christmas Eve
    New Year’s Eve