There are only a couple Lodestar Gardens Winter Farmers’ Markets remaining on the calendar! This Saturday (April 15), we feature two speakers who will offer some good information and preparation advice for the coming summer months. Dan Kipp, of Continuous Rain Gutter Systems (located one mile east of the ‘Y’) will speak at 12 noon about rainwater harvesting. At 1 p.m., Jon Vaught will discuss heat and light preparedness, including several ways to light a fire without matches.
As always, Saturday’s market starts at 11 a.m., with the presentation(s) beginning at 12 noon.
Please call (928) 587-1660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a map and directions if you haven’t made a visit to Lodestar.
Dan brings many years of experience with rainwater harvesting and will feature a number of important points in his presentation, including how to calculate approximate rainwater yields, different types of barrels and tanks and the total cost of installing a system.
Jon will help us know what items to keep handy and how to use them in order to be prepared for power outages (and of course to know as practical skills in any situation). He will also share with us some basic FireWise information, which is important as we approach the summer heat conditions.
As always, this Saturday enjoy free space for vendors, free hot beverages, free farm tours, and delicious homemade lunch for just $2 (soup, salad and Clark’s ancient grain bread).
We will have our Spring Greens packages for sale ($3 for 1/2 lb; $6 for 1 lb.), as well as Kale and Swiss Chard. We have fresh (and stored) beets, turnips and rutabagas ($3/lb.), dried lavender ($2), fennel seeds ($1), parsley ($1) and our homemade, 8oz. jars of pesto (walnut $8, pine nut $10, non-dairy $12). All of our packaging is eco-friendly made of cellulous, reusable, recyclable (and compostable) bags.
Also for sale will be goat’s milk soap from Misty Mountain Milkers ($6/bar or 2 for $10) and a variety of soaps from Flagstaff Soap ($6/bar or 2 for $10). Bernie’s wonderful handmade chalkboards (crafted out of recycled cabinets) have been a top seller this year – so be sure to take a look!
Donna Daniel’s wonderful, handmade fiber arts will be available in a variety of sizes and prices, along with Monte Cunningham’s acupressure treatment tools and several other products from local artist and vendors.
See you on Saturday!