Thanks to the help of local farmers, bakers and apiarists, we've been keeping it fresh every Wednesday at Richland Library Main for a whole year.
Customers (and staff) have been loading up on seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as fresh picks and cookbooks from our vast collection during the weekly Farmers Market.
And thanks to a grant from the Junior League of Columbia, storytime attendees went home with a Golden Ticket--redeemable at the market for one 12lb box of produce. Wow!
Personally, the market got me outside of my cooking comfort zone and convinced me to take home a rutabaga and a white sweet potato on more than one occasion. Both were delicious--especially when boiled and mixed together as recommended by Jane Livingston from Livingston Farms.
If you haven't had a chance to stop by the Farmers Market at Main yet, then now is the PERFECT time. We'll be celebrating and it'll be kind of a big dill (see what I did there?).
Help us turnip the beet from 10 a.m. - Noon on Wednesday, November 14 at Richland Library Main.
Here's the line up:
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Farmers Market Open
10 a.m. - Noon | Bluegrass Band
10:30 a.m. | Family Storytime (Gardening Edition)
Seedling kit giveaways
Basket raffle featuring items from the sellers (i.e., pumpkin bread, cupcakes, honey) as well as a cookbook and a book about gardening in SC
Special Local Author Appearance by Aida Rogers (Stop Where the Parking Lot is Full)
Seed Library Demos