Great News: Our good friends at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market have announced a welcoming ceremony for the official unveiling of the Market Mural for Saturday, October 27th at 9:30 am.
The mural is a great example of using public art to express our community values — in this case tapping into Kent’s green roots and cheerleading for locally grown fresh food. The support columns for the Haymaker Parkway bridge have never looked better.
The less great news is that the local growing season is wrapping up this weekend. I hate officially admitting the end of the Summer and Fall, but Mother Nature leaves me no choice and I have to report that this will be the final outdoor Farmers’ Market of the year. But don’t distress, I’m sure it won’t be long before the Market announces their indoor winter market hours and location.
In the meantime, enjoy the last taste of the season and help celebrate the latest addition to Kent’s public art family.
Here’s the schedule of events for Saturday’s ceremony:
9:30-10:00 You’ll hear from:
• Fritz Seefeldt, market founder and manager for 18 years, who had the original idea for the mural
• Elaine Hullihen, fine artist, who turned the idea into a visual feast
• David Hassler who believed in the project as a major sponsor, and shared the Wick Poetry Center’s partnership with Holden Elementary School students to create a poem for the mural
• Holden Elementary Students, who will read their poem, Blooming Thoughts
10:00-noon free live music with Elliot Ingersoll
12:30 – 3:00 Food & Seed Swap
The Market Manager says she hopes you’ll join with your friends and neighbors to get to know the local food community a little better and if you want to participate in the food swap plan to bring at least 6 items. Items may include any type of homemade, home grown, or foraged food items, and any type of seed for exchange. Please label every unit clearly with your name, the name of product, and ingredients.
She says she will have tables set up near the market info table, where you may drop off your items starting at 12:30. You will need to sign in and fill out a name tag and a swap sheet, which will both be provided. Swap will begin at about 1:15. Lizette Royer of Barton Gardens will be on hand to help – she’s an experienced food swapper.
What’s a food swap? Take a look at the information here: http://www.foodswapnetwork.com/what-is-a-food-swap/
WHEN: October 27, 2012
WHERE: Haymaker Farmers’ Market, Franklin Ave. & Summit St. Kent, Ohio