Mid Season

We’re now half way through the market season. This week, Papa
Murphy’s of Gardendale will be giving out free pizza samples.
We’ll, also, have our sponsor, America’s First Federal Credit
Union with their mobile ATM unit. We do have Mark/Jane McKissack,
Tekog Apiaries, selling local honey; Adam York, of Backyard Kettle
Corn, selling his delicious popcorn; and our two young entrepreneurs,
Sisters Go Bananas, selling their chocolate covered bananas and sugar
free fruit popsicles; this will be their last week before going back
to school. The temperature is predicted to be a little cooler than
what we’ve been having. We look forward to seeing everyone. See you
there.

Ooops! My bad.

I forgot to mention that our young entrepreneurs Sofia and Savanna
Holliman, Sister’s Go Bananas, and will be selling their frozen
chocolate covered bananas and sugar free popsicles. Adam York,
Backyard Kettle corn, will be selling his delicious popcorn.

Great day ahead

For those that wish to have knives sharpened, Bill Woodard is still
recovering from gall bladder surgery and will be going through testing
for other health issues. If and when he returns, it’ll be posted
here. Last week, we welcomed Mark and Jane McKissack, Tekog Apiaries,
selling different flavors of honey. This week, we have Virginia
Brasher, Peaceful Acres Farm, selling spices. Our sponsor, America’s
First Federal Credit Union will have their mobile ATM available. Lucy
Siddiqui will be reading children’s stories at 11:30 AM, and the
North Jefferson County Republican Party will be having the Lowes bird
house kits for children to build from 10 AM to 12 noon. The Party will
be handing out information regarding the voting booth and seeking
membership; they will not be campaigning. We’ll be half way through
the season after this week, and we appreciate so many people
supporting the farmers and vendors. See you tomorrow.

We have honey

We have a new bee keeper and honey will be sold tomorrow. Our young
entrepreneurs, Sofia and Savanna Holliman, Sister’s Go Bananas, will
be selling their frozen chocolate covered bananas. They’re also
selling watermelon popsicles; some of their new goodies will be sugar
free. Adam York, Backyard Kettlecorn, will be selling his delicious
pop corn.
Bill Woodard, our knife sharpener, has some health problems and will
not be available for some time. If and when he returns, it’ll be
posted in the weekly message. Bill can use all the prayers one can
offer.
Tomorrow is predicted to be a hot day with a slight chance of rain in
the afternoon. We look forward to seeing the large amount of customers
since our new hours. We really appreciate you supporting our growers
and vendors. See you tomorrow.

Kettle popcorn for sale

Tomorrow, we’re welcoming back Adam York, Backyard Kettle Corn,
selling his delicious varieties of pop corn. Our two young
entrepreneurs, Sofia and Savanna Holliman, will be selling their
frozen chocolate covered bananas and fruit popsicles.
Judy Bee’s Honey and Berries will have their delicious blue and
black berries; sorry, they are no longer selling honey. We’re still
looking for a bee keeper to sell local honey; we’re, also, looking
for someone to sell fresh eggs. Lucy Siddiqui will be doing story
telling at 11:30 on the stage, and the children’s bouncy will be
with us until school starts in mid August.
For those of you that watched the Veteran’s Recognition, I hope you
found it to be interesting. This is the second time we’ve scheduled
the program, and we appreciate everyone that took part. The Marine
Corps League put a strong ending to the program, and it was very
moving seeing the Iwo-Jima reenactment. Thanks to those of you that
stayed in the heat and to all that participated.

Veteran’s Recognition

Tomorrow will be our annual program for the “Veteran’s
Recognition.” The event will start at 12 noon with Mayor Hogeland as
MC, a fund raiser for the Southeastern Blind Rehab Center at the
Birmingham VA Medical Center, and ending with the Marine Corps League
performing the Iwo-Jima reenactment. There will be no honey; we’re
looking to see if we can find a bee keeper to sell honey and another
person that sells eggs. Bill Woodard will be sharpening knives and
other tools. Two of our sponsors, TriGreen Distributors, John Deere
Dealer will have some of their machines on display, and America’s
First Federal Credit Union will have their mobile ATM unit available.
The weather forecast is for a nice day, and we look forward to seeing
a big crowd.

Petting zoo +

Tomorrow, there’ll be the petting zoo from 9AM to 2 PM. We’ll
have free Mayfield Ice Cream and Coca Cola for all ages. The
Gardendale Police Dept. will be doing children’s finger printing and
the Gardendale Fire Dept. will do safety seat inspections from 10AM to
1 PM. John Burton, Judy’s Bees and Blueberries will be doing a bee
demonstration, on the stage, at 10:30AM. Bill Woodard will be
sharpening knives and other tools. Lucy Siddiqui will not be attending
for the usual story reading. Two of our sponsors TriGreen Equipment,
John Deere Distributor, will have a small farm 1025 tractor, 590
Gator, and a couple of residential lawn equipment on display; and
Scott Cantrell, State Farm Insurance, will be giving out handbags.
Originally, America’s First Credit Union was to have their mobile
ATM unit present; unfortunately, it’s in need of maintenance.
We appreciate so many people coming and supporting the
growers/vendors, and it’s really nice that we’ve received a lot of
positive feedback regarding the new hours. The weather forecast is to
be a little on hot side, and we look forward to seeing “all
y’all.”

Ooops! My bad!

I have a few corrections to make. Lucy Siddiqui, the story teller,
will be reading the stories at 11:30 AM, not 11:00 AM, and she will
not be attending on June 23rd because she has a mandatory gathering
elsewhere. I mistakenly stated that Marva Hazelrig will be telling
children about tomatoes for this week; instead, Marva will demonstrate
cucumbers, squash, blackberries, and blueberries. With permission from
the parents, Marva will give out samples. Marva will be doing this on
the stage at 10:30 AM.
Tomorrow, June 16th, America’s First Federal Credit Union will have
their mobile ATM available. Chick-Fil-A will have a presence with a
corn hole toss game and their cow. Judy Bee’s Honey and Blueberries
will have their berries and honey. Our young entrepreneurs, Sofia (12
yrs old) and Savanna (8 yrs old), will be selling their chocolate
covered frozen bananas.
On the 23rd, the chamber of commerce and recreation department will
be sponsoring the petting zoo for the whole time we’re open. The
police department will be doing children’s finger printing, and the
fire department will be assisting with children’s safety seat
inspections; both units will be attending from 10 AM to 1 PM. Mayfield
Ice Cream and Coca Cola will be giving out free products. We’ll have
the knife sharpener attending as well as our sponsors America’s
First Federal Credit Union’s mobile ATM and Scott Cantrell State
Farm. John Burton. Judy Bee’s Honey and Blueberries will be doing a
bee demonstration at 10:30 AM on the stage.
Here’s hoping the storms stay away, and we look forward to seeing
everyone.

Great weather expected

We’re now going into our fourth week, and the response to the new
hours has been positive. Judy’s Bees and Honey will now have honey
available this week. We’ll have the inflatable and story telling
around 11 AM. America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their
mobile ATM unit there. AL Partners for Clean Air will have a booth,
too.
Next week, the 16th, Marva Hazelrig will be doing a demonstration of
tomatoes at 10:30 AM; samples of taste will be offered with parent’s
permission. Once again, the inflatable and story telling will be
around 11 AM. Our two young entrpanuers Sofia (12 yrs old) and Savanna
(8 yrs old), Sister’s Go Bananas, will be selling their frozen
chocolate covered banana’s.
On the 23rd, the chamber of commerce and recreation department will
be sponsoring the petting zoo for the whole time we’re open. The
police department will be doing children’s finger printing, and the
fire department will be assisting with children’s safety seat
inspections; both units will be attending from 10 AM to 1 PM. Mayfield
Ice Cream and Coca Cola will be giving out free products. We’ll have
the knife sharpener attending as well as our sponsors America’s
First Federal Credit Union’s mobile ATM and Scott Cantrell State
Farm. John Burton will be doing a bee demonstration at 10:30 AM with
story telling shortly thereafter.

Our third week

This is our third week; Hazelrig Orchards will be coming back and
bringing peaches, and Judy’s Bees and Blueberries will have
blackberries and blueberries. Next week, Judy’s Bees will have honey
available.
Now that school is closed, we’re starting our children’s
activities with the inflatable and Lucy Siddiqui, Youth Services Head,
at the Gardendale Martha Moore Public Library will be reading
children’s stories at 11 AM every week on the stage. All the
readings will be geared towards farming in one way or another. Our two
entrepreneurs Sofia (12) and Savanna (8), Sister’s Go Bananas, will
be joining us June 16th selling their frozen chocolate covered
bananas. Members of the Gardendale Quilters Guild will be selling
raffle tickets for one Alabama blanket and one Auburn blanket.
As stated below, the petting zoo is scheduled for June 23rd sponsored
by the chamber of commerce and parks and recreation department. At 10
AM, John Burton will be putting on a bee demonstration, story reading
will be at 11 AM, and the police department will be doing children’s
finger printing. There’s a chance that the fire department will be
doing safety seat inspections, too. On the 30th, we’ll be
celebrating the Veteran’s Recognition with local talent speaking and
singing along with the Air National Guard Color Guard presenting the
American flag; doing a fund raiser for the Southeast Blind Rehab
Center, connected with the Birmingham VA Medical Center, to assist
with escorts; and ending with the Marine Corps League doing the
Iwo-Jima reenactment. All veterans are invited to a meal provided by
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, from 11 AM to 12 PM, 12:30 PM until
around 1 PM. Please come out and support our farmers and vendors.