Celebrate the Harvest!

Join us for our annual harvest potluck!

November 2nd, 5:00pm
The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve

Bring your own beverage and a dish to share. Learn about the 2014 market season, and the vision for the future from our President. Then, try for your chance to win great raffle items from local businesses!

Interested in being on the board?  Board elections for 2015 will be held at the potluck.  Learn more about opportunities and commitments of the LCFM Board.

We hope you to see you there, as we celebrate another successful year of sustainable food and community!

Come and enjoy our market!

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.

Coming up: A busy weekend for the LCFM!

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.

LCFM is Icicle Brewing Company’s ‘Benevolent Beer’ Recipient in August 2014!

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!

2014 LIFE2 Earth Day Community Fair

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.

Board Meeting

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
  • Membership
  • Special Events
  • Veggie Voucher Program

All are welcome, and suggestions are always encouraged.

We hope to see you there!

“A Farm For the Future” Film and LCFM at Snowy Owl Theatre on November 7th!

In a partnership with local community leaders, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts (ICCA) presents Confluence at Icicle Creek, a documentary film series designed to foster critical thinking and moral deliberation on the issues of the day.  The first film of this series will be:

A Farm for the Future

Snowy Owl Theater – 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth WA
Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

“Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year’s high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realizing that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is.”

The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is pleased to accept ICCA’s invitation to be featured at this screening.  We hope you’ll join us on November 7th for this event, and stop by the LCFM booth in the lobby to learn more about our organization, or just to say hello!

Tickets are $10; for more information and to buy tickets, please click here.

Thank you to the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts for hosting this great event; we look forward to it!

Want to get more involved with the LCFM? Consider the Board of Directors!

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
  • Membership
  • 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 leavenworthmarket@gmail.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.