Ukiah Farmer’s Market Saturday 7/11/09

Yoshiki Sakane, owner of Oco Time in Ukiah, and his new solar car


July 8, 2009 Ukiah, Mendocino County, North California

Friends of the Market

Greetings!  Another action-packed market this weekend.

For starters, I expect two all-new vendors. Amanda Lilikoi will be trying to tempt you with her plant starts and early veggies.  Also, Harbor Lights from Lake Co will be trying their luck at the market with some hot food items.  Their menu plan includes Native American fry bread (with various toppings), fruit cups, clam chowder and fried cinnamon roll surprise.  Now there’s something a bit different.  Lorena Caldrea will also be returning to the market for the 1st time this season with her Talmage-grown produce. After two weeks off both John Ford Ranch and Mendocino Organics will be back with beef and chicken, respectively.

At Saturday’s farmers’ market we have, as usual, lots going on.  For starters, just a bit after 10 am we will have the second in this season’s series of Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op sponsored cooking demonstrations.  Come and meet Julia Kendrick Conway of Assaggiare Mendocino, which supports real food for real people.  Plus, Diamond Edge Sharpening will be on hand at the market. Bring your knives, scissors and tools (but no saws, please),

At about 10:30 we will have the next installment of A Child, A Dog and A Good Book, a reading for kids by the Mendocino County Library’s own Eliza Wingate, and a table of UC Davis trained Master Gardeners on hand to answer your most challenging lawn and garden questions, or even just to chat about gardening in Mendocino County.

As a heads-up next week, Saturday 7/18, the Farmers’ Market is signed up to “adopt”/sponsor the Food Bank.  We will be collecting what can be spared from vendors and patrons alike.  Please consider bringing in a few unneeded cans of food or buying a bit extra at the market to share.
Photo Credit: Dave Smith