Many of you may not realize that the Market provides each Vendor with the sign that is displayed on their tents. When you are at the Market this Saturday, note the two numbers on the signs. The first is the booth space number, placed there to help you locate your favorite Vendor.
The second number represents the distance that Vendor has to travel to reach the Market. We placed that number on the signs to emphasize the close proximity of our Vendors, and the foods they grow and produce, to your table. The average Vendor at CFM is just 26 miles away from Center Green. Being that close means your food is fresher and more secure. The average supermarket food item travels 1500 miles to get to your table. And your money travels that distance back out of the local community.
Once you have attended this Saturday’s Market, move right on up the Monon to the Arts & Design District for the Carmel International Arts Festival. The Festival, which features 135 juried artists, beings at 10 AM both Saturday and Sunday.
If you plan on going directly to the Festival from shopping at the Market, make sure to put your cooler in the car to keep your purchases at the peak of freshness.
The Lions Club has just notified us that they do not have the volunteers to continue their booth after this week. So if you are addicted to your Breakfast Brat at the Market, get yours this week.
Once October starts you will not be left in the lurch, however. There are numerous Vendors who will fill the void. You can get a grilled brat patty at Grand Grilling to Go. Try that with their special mustard relish. Or you can get a sausage biscuit from the Nading’s. You can also try Skillington’s for a breakfast sandwich made from their own bread and chicken patties. And, if you like barbeque, try Rosie’s or Zacky’s for pulled pork sandwiches. Other popular items are the breakfast crepes from Three Days in Paris and the Liege waffles from Walking Waffle.
The folks at Simply Sweet Shop will not be with us this weekend. They will return on Oct. 1.
Due to a previous commitment, Chocolate For the Spirit will not be in their space this week at the Carmel Farmers Market. They will return next week on the 24th.