The weather has turned autumn-like and the days are getting shorter. However there is so much good food at the market right now. Squash has transitioned from summer (zucchini) to fall (pumpkins and delicata) and even winter (acorn, butternut, kabocha). There are still berries to be had. And don’t forget that we have cheese, honey, Alaskan fish, pickles, and preserves!
In preparation for the final market day next week, here is the schedule of events for September 26. Let’s celebrate the great things of 2019 together!
3:00-6:30: For the kids: A scavenger hunt! With prizes!
3:30-4:30: Chef Lesa of Lesa Cooks! She’ll create something delicious from Farmers’ Market products
5:00-5:30: Gramma Berta will give a Canning Demonstration using seasonal produce
5:45-6:45: Jess Morse, Enumclaw local musician and singer will end our market with her talents
This is our thank you to our customers, our vendors, our sponsors and our board and market manager for being part of the village that made this market happen this year. Please join us!
This will be your last chance to stock up on produce and products for your dinner table and even purchase unique Christmas presents!
The 2019 season is starting to wind down and we have only 3 markets left. We hope you have enjoyed coming to the market each week. Our volunteers and vendors have really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you. We are already looking forward to next year!
We’d appreciate any feedback that you might have about your market experiences this summer. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. It will help us in our planning for next year and beyond.
Lance Smith and Brian Jones of S Bar J Farmstead in Enumclaw, have lived in their 108-year-old farmhouse for five years with their now ten-year-old twins.
Although their farm operation is focused primarily on providing healthy meats and produce for their own family today, they are raising sheep for lamb meat, which is USDA processed and sold through L & B Mini Ranch in Enumclaw.
The family was regular attendees at the farmers’ markets in Seattle and appreciated access to fresh, local produce and products. Being part of making that accessible to our area is the driving commitment behind Lance’s work for our board. He includes his kids in caring for their gardens and livestock, emphasizing the importance and appreciationg of how it came to be; that it’s healthful and nutritious; that it is free of preservative compounds and chemical additives. He believes in the practice of keeping children involved in farming so they will help perpetuate small farming into our future.
Beyond the farming and volunteering, Lance is a talented multimedia artist. His studio is filled with projects, materials and artifacts of history, botany, art and entomology specimens. As time allows, he is creating fabric and art reproductions of butterflies and moths as well as multimedia pieces that incorporate his scratch board art and natural elements. His talent is easily seen in his specimens under glass!