Monthly Archives: July 2015

Last day for children’s story telling

The weather forecast is for possible severe storms, and we’ll be
monitoring the weather patterns all day. Like last week, if we have to
call off the market, I’ll do my best to post it. Assuming the weather
is good, the Gardendale Board of Ed will be sponsoring the Coke
trailer, giving out free soda and, also, giving out free Mayfield
popsicles. A person from the McWane Center will be doing children’s
activities, on the stage, at 1 PM. Lucy Siddiqui will be doing
children’s story reading at 3 PM; this will be the last reading for
the season because school opens next Thursday; likewise, the
inflatable will no longer be available after this week. America’s
First Credit Union will have their mobile ATM unit here. Doris Moody,
with the Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation, will be
giving out literature and answering questions on this serious illness.
Jerry Carter, Carter’s Honey Bee Products, will be selling his local
Gardendale honey, bee’s wax candles, and lip gloss. Blueberries are no
longer in season. Our young entrepreneurs, Sister’s Go Bananas, will
not be selling their frozen chocolate covered bananas this week and
will here for the first two weeks in August. Next week, August 6th,
the first day of school, Bill Woodard will be attending sharpening
knives, mower blades, and other garden tools. As a reminder, we
usually see a drop in customer attendance once school opens , and
we’re going to be operating until September 24th We’d like to keep
your support.

Mostly closed today

Due to heavy thunderstorms in Cullman and Blount Counties, only one
farmer will be at the market today. Jerry Carter will be selling his
honey, too.

Update for tomorrow

Due to illness, our young entrepreneurs, Sophia and Savanna, will not
be with us tomorrow selling their frozen chocolate covered bananas; they
will not be with us next week due to the free Mayfield popsicles.

Our 9th week of operation

First of all, the weather for tomorrow is questionable with a
possibility of thunderstorms. I’ll be monitoring the weather radar
throughout the morning to decide what our plans will be. If I decide
not to open the market, I’ll have a notice on this page, or you can call
the civic center, 631-5679, and they’ll know if we’ll not be operating.
If we get hit by a storm after we open, I don’t have access to a
computer to relate that information.

If the weather is in our favor, we will have a new honey producer, Jerry
Carter, Carter Honey Bee Products, who lives locally. He makes bee’s
wax candles and balm, and I’m not sure if he’ll have the candles or balm
due to the high heat. Lucy Siddiqui will be reading children’s stories
at 1 PM on the stage. At 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Brittany Pelfrey, Director
of the Chamber of Commerce, will have a booth having bird houses for
children to make donated by Lowes. Angie Beasley will not be attending
selling blueberries; however, Marva Hazelrig, Hazelrig Orchards, will
have a limited supply. Bill Woodard will be present sharpening knives,
mower blades, and other garden tools. Our two sister entrepreneurs,
Sofia (11 years old) and Savanna (7 years old), Sister’s Go Bananas,
will be selling their delicious frozen chocolate covered bananas.

Next week, August 4th, the McWane Center will be doing scientific
experiments on the stage at 1 PM. This will be the last time Lucy
Siddiqui will be doing the children’s story reading because school will
be opening later in the week; she’ll be starting at 3 PM. The
Gardendale Board of Education will be manning the Coke trailer giving
out free Coke products, and there will, also, be free Mayfield
popsicles. Doris Moody, with the Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer
Foundation, will be giving out literature and answering questions
regarding this terrible cancer.

None of our growers/vendors use debit card devices for purchases. There
is an ATM machine in the lobby of the civic center. Here’s hoping we’ll
have a good day, and we look forward to seeing you.

Tomorrow, July 16th

Once again, the forecast is for a hot day. We had another great week
last week. There were some new faces as well as many of our regular
customers. We really appreciate those of you that support the market
despite the high heat.

The Burton’s, Judy Bee’s and Blueberries, are finished for this season.
This means no more honey. Angie Beasley, Beasley Mt. Farm, will have
their delicious blueberries for sale. Our young entrepreneurs, Sophia
and Savanna, will not be with us tomorrow selling their frozen chocolate
covered bananas; they will return next week. Lucy Siddiqui will be
reading children’s stories at 1 PM under the stage roof; Lucy will be
doing this through July 30th. School will be opening the following
week, August 6th.

For next week, July 23rd, Brittany Pelfrey, from the chamber of
commerce, will be having bird houses for children to build at 1:30 PM,
thanks to Lowe’s; this is a change because she was initially planning on
doing it this week. Bill Woodard will be sharpening knives, lawn mower
blades, and other tools. On the 30th, the Board of Education will be
manning the Coke trailer giving out free soda, and there’ll be free
Mayfield popsicles. Doris Moody, from Laura Crandall Brown Foundation,
Cervical Cancer, will be present giving out information regarding the
foundation and cervical cancer.

We hope to see a large crowd tomorrow and look forward to the rest of
the season

Plenty of vegetables and fruits available

Good Morning,

We had a great week last week. Those that attended saw the “Recognition
of Veterans” were treated to a great event. We had the Air National
Guard Color Guard, our local gal Tiera Leftwich sang the National
Anthem, Mayor Othelle and Council President Hogeland as MC’s, Chaplain
Keith Taylor speaking about veterans in need, and the Marine Corps
League performing the Iwo Jima reenactment. The weather turned out to
be favorable, and many people purchased produce and baked goods.

Today is predicted to be on the hot side with a very small chance of
rain. Watermelon, corn, cantaloupe, okra, peaches, and other
vegetables/fruits are available. Today, Wanda Gray of Sweetpeas
Catering & Events will not attend selling her baked goods. Our two
young entrepreneurs, Sofia (11 years old) and Savanna (7 years old) of
Sister’s Go Bananas, will be selling their chocolate covered frozen
bananas and other goodies.

Today, we have guests Redeemer Presbyterian Church members doing some
children’s activities such as face painting and giving out crayons and
pages to color; they’ll be giving out popsicles. Also, Benny Reeves,
Community Relations Specialist with the ITT Technical Institute will be
giving out information regarding computer science and other subjects
towards an associate’s degree. Lucy Siddiqui from the public library
will do children’s story reading at 1 PM.

This coming Saturday, July 11th, the City of Gardendale is having the
1st Annual City Softball Tournament at the Gardendale High School
beginning at 5 PM. All the proceeds benefit the Miracle League’s
Raymond G. Doss Playground of Miracles. The cost for admission is $5.00
per ticket. The first game will be the Parks and Recreation Department
vs. the Public Works Department, the second game will be the Fire
Department vs. the Police Department, and the final game will be the
winners of the two games. One of our farmers, Witt’s Farms (Market)
located on Hwy 31, has donated watermelons and cantaloupes for the
cause.

We hope to see you today, and please support our farmers and vendors.
Don’t forget to attend the baseball games this coming Saturday. See you
there.

Veteran’s Recognition today

Today, we’re having an event for Veteran’s Recognition with the Air
National Guard Color Guard; Chaplain Keith Taylor, Navy Retired, now
working at the Birmingham VA, giving a brief talk on his duty in Iraq;
The Marine Corps League doing the Iwo-Jima reenactment; Mayor Othelle
Phillips and City Councilman President Stan Hogeland as MCs;
Gardendale’s Tiera Leftwich singing The National Anthem; and other
guests. The event will be held, rain or shine, at 12 noon. If Mother
Nature cooperates, the event will be held outdoors.

Bill Woodard will be attending sharpening knives, lawn mower blades and
other tools, and America’s First Credit Union will have their mobile ATM
unit available. Lucy Siddiqui will be reading patriotic children’s
stories at 1 PM.

At this time, the market will be opened for business as usual and will
open at 12:30 if the event is still going on. Our two entrepreneurs,
Sisters Go Bananas, Sofia (11 years old) and Savanna (7 years old), will
be selling frozen chocolate covered bananas and frozen plum popsicles.
Here’s hoping the weather will be with us today, and we hope to see you.