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
our crafters at the Iowa City Farmers
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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
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knit with us, come to Chauncey Swan
23 Dave Moore
26 Acoustic Mayhem
Park any time between 7:30 a.m. and
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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
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 www.icgov.org, 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 www.farmland.org/vote 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
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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
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
www.icgov.org, 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