Hello to our neighbors down valley!
The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market invites you to head up to Leavenworth and enjoy fall in the mountains, and our farmers market, with this opportunity!
Come to the LCFM market booth and show your picture ID with zip code and get $10 in Market Money to spend on a bounty of fruits and veggies, fresh baked bread, homemade cheeses, beautiful crafts, and much more.
Make a night of it! Grab a delicious dinner at one of our prepared food booths and enjoy live music on the lawn too!
Note: This offer is available to anyone in a zip code east of Leavenworth (98826), but not including 98826.
We hope to see you this Thursday, from 4pm – 7pm at Lion’s Club Park.
We are honored to be a part of two exciting upcoming events, both benefiting the Leavenworth Farmers Market!
The Leavenworth Sustainable Living & Farming Tour
September 13th & 14th
A self-guided tour of farms and homes exhibiting sustainable ways to live and grow food. Proceeds will go to the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market. A huge thank you to Simply Living Farm for their generosity! Also, be sure to check out the tour’s Facebook page! Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
Francis Moore Lappe at Snowy Owl Theatre
September 13th, 6:00pm Eco-Fair & Booksigning, 7:30pm Lecture
All proceeds will benefit the LCFM through the Community Cupboard’s Veggie Voucher Program. A big thank you to the Sleeping Lady Foundation and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts for their support! Click here for more information and tickets.
This month, 10% of sales of IBC’s Crosscut Pilsner- light and refreshing, perfect for these hot summer days- will be donated to the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market! In addition, every Tuesday evening, head on down to IBC for family-friendly activities.
Thank you so much to Icicle Brewing Company for their generosity and support!
And be sure to swing ’round to the LCFM booth and pick up your 2014 market pint glass!
Come on out to Lion’s Club Park tonight from 4-8pm, and every Thursday through mid-October, for fresh, local food, live music, and more! We’ll see you there!
Leavenworth’s 6th Annual Earth Day Community Fair is Sunday, April 27, 2014, noon to 4 PM at Lion’s Club Park in Leavenworth. This year’s theme: “Simply Sustainable: Bring it on Home!”
Enjoy live music, delicious food, a Farmers Market Showcase, and a variety of booths, hands-on activities, and fun!
Be sure to stop by the LCFM booth to pick up your first-of-the-year local asparagus!
For more information, visit the Wenatchee River Institute’s website: http://www.wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/about-us/programs/earth-day-fair
Note: In the event of heavy rain, the Fair will take place under cover at Osborn Elementary School, 225 Central Avenue, Leavenworth.
The next board meeting is January 5, 2014, 6-8 PM, at the Leavenworth Fire Hall, across Chumstick HWY from the high school.
A main focus of this meeting will be on planning committees, whose purpose is to improve the overall market experience and encourage increased community participation.
If you are interested in getting involved with the LCFM, consider joining one (or more!) of our committees. You don’t have to serve on the board to join a committee. Current committees are:
Advertising and Promotions
Veggie Voucher Program
All are welcome, and suggestions are always encouraged.
We hope to see you there!
There are 4 open board positions to be filled at this year’s annual potluck on October 27th (more potluck information here).
The LCFM Board of Directors is made up of an enthusiastic group of both market vendors and community members. Elected board members serve a two-year term, with the option of being re-elected for a total of two consecutive terms. (Then, sorry, you must take at least a year off before running again!)
The commitment and expectations are as follows.
Board members are expected to:
- Be present at board meetings (there are a minimum of 4 board meetings per year, usually more concentrated in the few months before market season)
- Do their part to help organize the Potluck & Annual Meeting
Board members are also greatly encouraged to:
- Join one or more committee of their choosing (more about committees below)
- Spend time at the market- either behind the counter at the LCFM booth or just enjoying the scene!
- Participate in relevant email discussions
- Feel abundantly privileged to be part of the positive change that the LCFM represents
Committees take on special projects that we hope will improve the overall market experience and encourage more community involvement (non-board members are welcome to join committees as well!). Current committees are:
- Advertising and Promotions
- Special Events
- Veggie Voucher Program.
There are lots of exciting projects in the works, and still more on the “To-Do List,” waiting for the right time and people to take them on. Some of these projects include:
- Refining and expanding our community outreach
- Fostering partnerships with other community-oriented organizations and schools
- A yearly poster contest for market advertising
- Improving the Veggie Voucher Program funding and utilization
So if this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, please come to the potluck on October 27th! The way this election works, you must be nominated by a LCFM member. If you’re not sure you know someone who can nominate you, please contact us at email@example.com; we’d love to get to know you a bit more and help you join the team!
You too must be a LCFM member to vote or run for board election; membership sign up will be available on site at the potluck, or print out a membership application here.
Bruce and Grace Spencer, owners of Spencer Fruit Organics, are two much-loved farmers who bring beautiful produce and products to our market each week. We are so sorry to learn about Bruce’s horrible accident, and all wish him a speedy recovery and quick return home. The Spencers and their farming family are in our thoughts!
On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Bruce was the victim of a horrible farm accident involving a propane tank fire. That fire burned Bruce over much of his body and he was air-lifted to Harborview Hospital Burn Center in Seattle where they say he will probably remain for a month. There will be therapy and Bruce will also be restrained from much physical activity till spring of 2014.
Please show your support by clicking on the link below to donate to the Bruce Spencer Fund, and by spreading the word. Thank you!