Not only were our vendors there in full force with great products, but the weather came through for us, the sun shone upon us and the music and entertainment was captivating!
Cassandra music provided a mandolin quartet (plus guitar) that played all afternoon- fabulous sounds that ranged from tropical to Latin, to Russian to- you name it. They ended with a mandolin medly of American patriotic tunes. Very entertaining and enjoyable for everyone strolling the park! Lance Israel came a little later with over 20 different wooden flutes and played at the other end of the park- amazing sounds and such talent! Everyone enjoyed all the music.
Later, Jeweled Scarab Dance Company came and performed a variety of belly dance styles for everyone. They were mesmerizing and drew quite a lot of attention, of course!
Chris Butenko, a local blacksmth/ferrier, came with his anvil and forge and showed people how it's done- creating some very interesting and useful items in the process. A wonderful lesson for those who want to know how things used to be done, as well as how they are still done in some corners of the world- including ours! Great free education, and he's always willing to talk to and share with everyone.
We also were happy to include Windmill Gardens at the market the last two weeks. They were giving away free plants to those who wanted to sign up for their newletter.
Lastly, I wanted to offer you a chance to sign up for our upcoming E Newsletter for the Orting Valley Farmers Market. We'll have tips, recipes, money saving ideas, and information on self reliance, etc for you- all for free!
Be sure to drop us a line with your email address so we can include you!
Thank you again for a great day at the market, and a good second season. With your help, this market will continue to grow and our farmers and vendors will continue to prosper.