Help celebrate Farmers Market crafters on Worldwide Knit in Public

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					                                Market News                                               June 2010

       June Events                Help celebrate Farmers Market crafters
Celebrate our Crafters
    and Worldwide Knit in
                                  on Worldwide Knit in Public Day
    Public Day. Bring your
      knitting to market!
     June 12, 7:30-noon.
                                       Join us at the Farmers Market as we
                                  knit with hundreds of other knitters
                                  around the world! We’ll be celebrating
        Market Music
                                  our crafters at the Iowa City Farmers
2      Nick Stika
                                  Market on Worldwide Knit in Public
5      The Gilded Bats
9      Anna Laube
                                  Day, Saturday, June 12. Special events
12     Anna Laube                 include a spinning demonstration,
16     Chris Clark and            knitting lessons, finger knitting for kids,
       Mutiny in the Parlor       refreshments, and more. If you’d like to
19     Ron Hillis
                                  knit with us, come to Chauncey Swan
23     Dave Moore
26     Acoustic Mayhem
                                  Park any time between 7:30 a.m. and
30     Ron Hillis
                                  noon. Bring a knitting project and anything you need to make yourself
                                  comfortable—all skill levels welcome!

                                  Summer Market programs for kids and
       Art in the Park
 Free art projects for kids!
                                  grownups begin in June
 Starts Wednesday, June 2,
and continues Wednesdays,             The Iowa City Farmers Market’s regular summer programs begin in
 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays 9-
11 a.m. through September.        June. Events for children and adults will be held every Wednesday and
Art in the Park is supported in   Saturday, June through September.
part by the Optimists Club of
           Iowa City.
                                      Market Music, a series of free concerts sponsored by the Iowa City
                                      Credit Union, begins Wednesday, June 2, with a performance by
     Chef at the Market               Nick Stika. Market Music will be held every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.,
     Chefs and dates to be            and every Saturday, 9-11 a.m., through August.
     Sponsored by Edible Iowa
           River Valley.              Art in the Park, a free art program for children, sponsored in part by
                                      the Optimists Club of Iowa City, begins June 2, and will continue
                                      through September. Kids can work on art projects in Chauncey
For updates on Farmers
Market events and Friends of          Swan Park from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9-11 a.m. Saturdays.
the Farmers Market activities,
go to, or join
the Friends of the Iowa City          Chef at the Market, sponsored by Edible Iowa River Valley, will
Farmers Market on Facebook.
                                      continue throughout the summer.
Fresh from the
Market in June
                             Vote for your favorite Farmers Market!
                                  The second annual America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest,
June is the peak season
for asparagus, lettuce,
                             sponsored by the American Farmland Trust, is being held this summer.
strawberries, onions,        The goal of this nationwide contest is to raise awareness about the
peas, radishes, early        importance of farmers markets, and to let farmers market customers
potatoes, spinach, and       show support for local markets and food producers. The winning
mushrooms. And               markets will receive materials and services to help them promote and
there’s still time to buy
plants for your flower
                             improve their market. We hope you’ll help us win by voting for the
and vegetable gardens!       Iowa City Farmers Market at before August 31.

June is Rhubarb
season! Here’s how           Digital Bookmobile visits Iowa City
market vendor Twyla
Morlan , prepares                  The Iowa City Public Library will be sponsoring a visit from
them:                        OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile on Saturday, June 12, from 8:00 a.m.
                             to 2:00 p.m., at 404 E. College St. (the site of the former Greyhound
    Rhubarb Crisp            Bus station). The Digital Bookmobile, an update of the traditional
4C rhubarb, cut into ½”      bookmobile, is an outreach service promoting downloadable eBooks,
chunks                       audiobooks, music, and video. The 74-foot long Bookmobile trailer is
2 C sugar                    equipped with computer stations which allow visitors to search the
1 C plus 3 T flower          Iowa City Public Library’s digital media collection, try various digital
2 T butter
¼ tsp. Salt                  devices, watch movies, and sample or download eBooks, audio books,
1 tsp. baking powder         music, and videos. Your visit to the Digital Bookmobile is free—stop
1 egg beaten                 by before or after Farmers Market to check it out!
Put cut up rhubarb into      Farmers Market Kids’ Art Contest
9” square pan. Mix 1 cup
sugar and 3 tablespoons      entries on display in Recreation Center
flour and stir gently into
rhubarb. Mix 1 cup
sugar, 1 cup flour, baking         Friends of the Farmers Market has received nearly 30 entries for
powder and salt together.    the second annual Iowa City Farmers Market Kids’ Art Contest. Art
The mixture will be          works were submitted by Johnson County students in grades K-8. The
crumbly. Sprinkle over       winning artist will receive a $100 prize, and his or her art work will be
rhubarb and bake at 350º     used on t-shirts and posters for this year’s Kids’ Day.
for about 40 minutes or
until lightly browned.             Contest entries will be displayed at the Robert A. Lee Community
                             Recreation Center through July. They are in the display cases outside
From the Iowa City Farmers   the pottery studio. A reception for the artists and their families will be
Market Cookbook.
                             held on July 23 from 6-8 p.m. in the Procter & Gamble Room at Mercer
                             Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gymnasium. The public is also invited to
For updates on Farmers       attend. The winner of the contest will be announced prior to the
Market events and
Friends of the Market        reception.
activities, go to                  Farmers Market’s Kids’ Day will be September 11. Events this, or join       year will include Til Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company, sponsored
Friends of the Iowa City     by the Friends of the Iowa City Farmers Market.
Farmers Market on

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