Possible rain tomorrow

Tomorrow, we’ll be on the blacktop because of the weather forecast
for 70 % chance of rain. Most of our farmers/vendors will be present
selling their products. Next week, we’ll be having our annual
Veteran’s Recognition program with Mayor Stan Hogeland as MC, guest
speaker from the Birmingham VAMC, and concluding with the Marine Corps
League performing the Iwo-Jima reenactment. The event will start at 12
noon outside on the stage; if inclement weather, the event will be
held indoors. The City of Gardendale will provide a meal for all
veterans and their family. The meal will be served inside the civic
center from 11 AM to 12 Noon, and will resume about 12:30 when the
outdoor program ends. Please inform any veteran that you know about
this program, and we hope to have a large attendance.

Week four and all’s well

We’re planning on being on the grass tomorrow. Both of our young
business youths will be attending selling their frozen popsicles and
chocolate covered bananas (Sister’s Go Bananas) and cupcakes (Kid
Bakes). Due to family matters, we won’t have our jam and jelly
vendor, Sweet Home Chicago, attending. There will be honey, okra, some
blueberries, and other vegetables and fruits. One of our sponsors,
America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their mobile ATM unit
present. Please come out and support our local growers and vendors.
See you tomorrow.

Story time and bouncy

Lucy McGill, from the library, will be reading children’s stories
on the stage at 11:30 AM. The recreation department will have the
inflatable bouncy available for the children to play on.

Things look great for tomorrow

Tomorrow is predicted to be a little on the hot side with low
humidity. We’ll be setting up on the grounds now that it’s no
longer saturated with water. There will be a limited amount of
blueberries partially due to the rain causing them to swell. We’ll
have our two young entrepreneur’s, Sofia and Savanna Holliman,
selling chocolate covered frozen bananas; we have a new grower, Karen
Wallace of Miss Emily’s Tomatoes (I’ll let her explain the name),
selling honey, lotions, lip balm, some vegetables, and other produce;
and Cheyenne Batson, Chey’s Crunchy Crafts, selling soap, lotions,
balms, candles, and other items. There’ll be jams and jellies, baked
goods, vegetables and fruit. Normally, we’d have our caterer’s,
Thom and Lou Ann Duran of Two Fat Men Catering, selling their
delicious Italian meals but they have another obligation and will not
be with us this week. America’s First federal Credit Union will have
their mobile ATM unit on the premises. We’re doing something new
this season selling gift coupons. We’re selling them at cost in
groups of five for $5.00 for $25.00; they’re good for purchases of
produce only. They will be sold at our command post canopy. Please
come out and support our growers and vendors. See you tomorrow.

We’ll be open tomorow

We’ll be open tomorrow on the parking lot because the grounds are
saturated; we’ll be there the normal time of 9 AM to 1 PM. We’ll
have honey, jams/jellies, baked goods, Italian meals, vegetables,
fruits, soaps, lotions, candles, and more. It was mentioned in the
first message that we’re now selling gift certificates in quantities
of five $5.00 certificates for $25.00; they are good for produce
purchases only. As for the library reading kick-off, it’ll be held
indoors at the civic center from 11 AM to 1 PM. We hope the weather
will be with us and that we’ll have a lot of customers purchasing
goods. See you tomorrow.

A new food vendor

_As stated in the first message, the market will open on May 24th. _

We’ll have a food vendor present throughout the season, Thom and
Lou Ann Duran, Two Fat Men Catering, selling mostly Italian entrees;
their menu prices usually run between $5.00 and $8.00. Our kettle corn
vendor, Adam York with Backyard Kettlecorn, will be limited until he
recovers from a serious bout of flu and pneumonia. Sadly, our knife
sharpener, Bill Woodard, will probably not be attending because he’s
back on a serious regiment of chemo treatment due to his colon cancer.
We should have more information about new vendors in the next message.
We’re looking forward to a great upcoming season, and it will be
nice seeing our steady customers.

Starting soon

I want to apologize to those of you that have tried to contact me
via my cell phone. I’ve had problems with retrieving my calls
partially due to a change in my password. I’d appreciate it if
you’d like to contact me that you do so through my home phone
number, 205-285-9170. The market opens the last two Thursday’s in
May, the 24th. This year, the growers and vendors voted to have the
market open on days of rain; the only exception might be concerning
severe weather threats. If that happens, the cancellation will be
posted through this message, and the civic center will be notified;
you can call the civic center at 205-631-5679. We’re trying
something new by selling gift certificates. They’ll be sold in
groups of five $5.00 coupons for $25.00 and can be only used for
produce; they can’t be used for honey, baked goods, etc. On the
second week of operation, May 31st, the Library Reading Kickoff will
take place by a morning of outdoor children’s activities; more
information will be posted in the near future. We look forward to the
upcoming season.

This is our last week for the season

This will be the last week for the season. The knife sharpener will be
present sharpening knives, mower blades, scissors, and other garden
tools. America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their mobile
ATM unit on the premises. This proved to be a tough season for this
market with storms and weather against our growers. We appreciate
those of you that have been steady customers and showed friendship to
all involved with the market. Please let out sponsors, America’s
First Federal Credit Union, Scott Cantrell State Farm Insurance, and
TriGreen Equipment know you’ve seen their name through the
Gardendale Farmers Market. We truly are grateful for the friendship
we’ve built with these three businesses. Please come out so we can
show the growers/vendors that they’re appreciated

Two weeks to go

We have only two more weeks for this season. Lately, we’ve had very
poor customer attendance, so a couple of the vendors have found it not
worth their time to attend; however, we will have the growers selling
their produce. There will be baked goods such as a variety of breads,
cookies, and pocket pies, jams and jellies, hot dog vendor, and honey.
America’s First Federal Credit Union will have their mobile ATM
available. Next week, our last, the knife sharpener will be with us
sharpening knives, lawn mower blades, and other garden tools. Please
remember to do business with our three sponsors, TriGreen Equipment,
Scott Cantrell State Farm Insurance, and America’s First Federal
Credit Union; let them know you saw this memo.

Two more weeks left

After tomorrow, we have two more weeks before ending the season. Due
to the drought followed by the monsoon, the peaches have been
harvested for the season; watermelons will be plentiful. At the
present time, we’ll have kettle corn, jams and jellies, baked bread,
cookies, fried pies, and a good variety of vegetables. Tomorrow, we
have a new food vendor, Two Fat Men Catering, Inc. selling the menu
Lasagna and salad $ 8.00
Mozzarella Chicken and salad $ 8.00
Spaghetti and salad $ 8.00
Grilled chicken and salad $ 8.00
Pot roast w/mashed taters and veggies $ 10.00
Meatball sandwich $ 6.00
Mozzarella chicken sandwich $ 6.00
Chips $ 1.00
Catherine’s gourmet cheese cake $ 5.00
All plates come with garlic bread
We hope to see a good crowd tomorrow so our growers and vendors can
sell their items. Most of these people travel a good distance to serve
the citizens, and we ask that you support them. See you tomorrow.