All posts by Sharlyn Ashcraft

Hagerman Melons and more at this week’s market!

Fresh produce available this week: apples, peaches, apricots, blueberries, sweet corn (yum!!) potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers: pickling & slicing for eating, green & yellow beans, carrots, summer squash, zucchini, beets, watermelon, cantaloupe and more!

Melons at the market come from Hagerman, Idaho.  Have you had the chance to try a melon from Hagerman?  This is one of Idaho’s best kept secrets!  Sweet and juicy, if you haven’t tried one, stop by the market and ask for watermelon or cantaloupe.  Look for the Hagerman signs at participating vendors.

Make it a date night.  Pick up your fresh fruits and veggies for the week, get a snack or refreshing drink or even have supper.  There are even crafts and gifts to look over. See you at the market!

Fresh at the market this week!

FRESH AT THE MARKET THIS WEEK: SWEET CORN, PEACHES, watermelon, cantaloupe, apricots, blueberries, raspberries, peas, green beans, new potatoes (reds, yellows, blues), spinach, swiss chard, beets, carrots, summer squash & zucchini, pan patty squash. onions, green peppers, cucumbers (for slicing and pickling), & tomatoes.

Come visit the Rexburg Farmer’s Market this week!

Help spread the word! Rexburg Farmer’s Market looking for vendors

Hi. We need more vendors for the year. People are moving and having babies… who do you know that we could include in the market for the remainder of the season? Please tell your friends, family, whoever! We need more vendors, please?

Also, will you please post on your Facebook wall this week that you will be attending the farmer’s market on Friday? Take time on Thursday or Friday to invite your friends, tell them what is fresh and what to come shop for.  Love craft fairs?  There are very talented craft and jewelry vendors at the market.  Terrific one-of-a-kind gifts are an easy and fun find.  Love to eat?  Fabulous and yummy food, snacks and drinks can be found at the Rexburg Farmer’s Market.  Come support our community!  We need to ALL help advertise and help get people to the market. This will benefit all of us.

FRESH AT THE MARKET THIS WEEK: apricots, blueberries, raspberries, peas, green beans, new potatoes (reds, yellows, blues), spinach, swiss chard, beets, carrots, summer squash & zucchini, pan patty squash. onions, green peppers, cucumbers, & tomatoes.

Thanks for you help!

Health fair at the market this week!

This Friday, June 28, the Rexburg Farmer’s Market will host its first health fair. Not only do we have great food coming, but we have invited some quality health professionals to join us amongst the vendor booths to talk about good health practices.

Come and join us at the market. We have been told that the dentist representative: Toenjoes, Brizzee and Orme, DDS from St. Anthony will be holding some fun drawings, including a chance to win a free Sonicare Toothbrush, a kids Sonicare, or maybe even a full mouth tooth whitening!

We will also see Dr. Booth from Teton Spinal Rehab (formally known as Back to Health Chiropractic) and the Massage Therapy school (with massage chairs). We are still working on a few last minute surprises, and hope you will spread the news and come join us for a fun and educational night.
Besides, the local produce is starting to come on. We should have local cherries, blueberries, tomatoes, potatoes, summer squash, carrots, peas, spinach, and lots more.
See you there!

Farmer’s Market Week 2

What a great first market night!  Beautiful weather and plenty of people to talk to, it was good to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones.  Speaking of weather, it looks like cloudy skies and possible rain on Friday so plan accordingly, whether vendor or patron.

Looking for anything specific at the market this week?  Just a few of the things you’ll find will be: fresh asparagus and argula, kale, lettuce, cucumbers, summer squash, red potatoes, radishes, and fresh chives, as well as a wide variety of vegetable and bedding plants.  Artisan breads, homemade honey wheat breads, muffins, kettle corn and a variety of snack and food vendors.  Don’t forget all the crafts and home decor available for gifts.  An ideal date night!  See you this Friday at the Rexburg Farmer’s Market!

Seeking sponsors–Plus, great things coming for the Market!

 At the Rexburg Farmer’s Market this year we have been thinking of more ways to involve the community. We are planning some great events plus hoping to get a group called “Market Kids” going, as a way to educate and involve the kids a little more in our weekly markets.  More information will be following in the next few weeks about “Market Kids”.
We, as a market, are trying to purchase a small building to hold our market owned-supplies, increase our marketing reach, and are hoping to get to accept food stamps this year. That all takes funds.
We’re looking for local businesses or entrepreneurs who might be interested in sponsoring the market.  By the way, if you think this sponsorship might work for a company you are employed at, let us know, we would be happy to approach the advertising director.
One thing we would like to do is to create recyclable market bags with our logo on it to remind people to shop at the Rexburg Farmer’s Market. We would love to include your company’s logo on that bag showing your support of the market.  We will also help you maintain an online presence with links and social media.
One event we are exploring is featuring a different company each week during the market. As a gold or silver level sponsor, on your week, you could show up and set up a booth for no extra fees. You could pass out prizes, gift cards, brochures, business cards, educate people, do a hands on activity, or whatever you decide might help advertise your business. We want to show off the wonderful people who support us.We would love your financial support as we gear up to start this season of the 2013 Rexburg Farmer’s Market, and hope you will join us in this adventure.  We aren’t just asking for charity donations, we want to do something in return.  We are looking for anything from $100 to about $1500 sponsorships.   The following will show what each level of sponsorship will include:
Tiered sponsorship commitment and money due before May 28, 2013
Tiered sponsorship commitment and money due before May 28, 2013. Click on the image to see it more clearly.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you or your associated company might be interested in this advertising opportunity. (Exchanging links is always good.)

Thanks for your time and your help, we look forward to hearing from you!