Day of the Dead Celebration and Last Market!!

The nights are getting colder and there’s less work in the field- the seasons are definitely changing. Hopefully farmers are starting to get much needed rest after a bountiful harvest this season. As for our little market, it’s time to close up shop and call it another great season (the 5th one!) Of course we’re going out in a bang and having a big Day of the Dead celebration.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)  is a holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

And we’re going to follow these traditions! We’ll have sugar skulls that were made by members of the community and marigolds to dedicate to loved ones. We’ll have a community altar that anyone and everyone can come and put a photo or an item representing someone you would like to be remembered and honored. We’ll be serving pan muerto and hot chocolate as well.

Accompanying the altar we’re going to have a labyrinth. The labyrinth is dedicated to the people who have lost their life in attempt to cross a border in order to improve their life and the lives of their loved ones. We invite you to come and walk through and hear the history behind this great holiday.

In addition to the altar, labyrinth, and the celebration- there will  also be vendors ! Blue House Farm, Fly Girl Farm, Farmageddon, Left Coast Grass Fed, and Open Eye Creations will be setting up one last time here in Pescadero to sell their product to you. For this late in the season, there is still plenty of variety to be bought!!

DJ Larry Trujillo will be providing the tunes at our last market. He takes requests so if there is a favorite song of someone who has passed in your life- if he has it he’ll play it!

It has been a pleasure setting up shop for you all every Thursday for the last five months. The market’s not even over yet and I miss you all already. Make sure to make it this Thursday and don’t forget to bring photos of the people we want to remember.

 

Stay warm and see you Thursday.

Signing out,

your faithful market manager.

Miguel y Margarito This Week!

Even though we have two more markets, this week marks the last one for someone very dear to us. Every, our bike mechanic, is taking off to her next adventure. This will end yet another season where Every provides free bike repair at our little market. We love you Every and thank you so much for all you do for this community! To all of you Pesky folks that has been putting off bringing in your bike to get tuned up- this is it- your last chance.

We’re going to have four vendors at our second to last market. Blue House Farm will be attending. They have informed me that this week they are bringing loads of merchandise to sell. I bought a BHF hat for $10 and I love it. Fly Girl Farm hasn’t caught on that winter is coming because their flower attendance is out of control! They haven’t slowed down on production at all. This is the week to buy flowers for someone special! Farmageddon will also be coming- eggs, applesauce, jams, and jellies! Lastly, and providing us an artistic outlet, is Open Eye Creations bringing driftwood art!

Miguel and Margarito will be returning for the second time this season and will be playing for the full four hours. Miguel is quite the singer/guitarist and Margarito strums the bass. We’re happy to have them back this season!

The Stanford Screen Team will be coming to the market for the first time this season. They will be checking blood pressure and BMI- making sure we’re all in tip top shape! Pie Ranch will be coming back to the market to provide children’s activities for the last time.

A head’s up about our last market on the 29th- we’re going to have a big Dia de los Muertos celebration with pan muerto and hot chocolate. There’s also going to be an altar as well as a labyrinth. Put it on your calendar and more details to come next week!

Can’t wait to see you all- This Thursday!

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HMB Library’s Last Visit

Tres, trois, three- three more markets. Things are winding down, the night sky is coming earlier and earlier, and everyone’s praying for rain. I’m praying for rain, but just not on the next three Thursdays! Market hours have changed a little for this last month. We’re closing up 30 minutes earlier now due to it getting dark earlier. So if you’re wanting to do some grocery shopping or hear live music- make sure you get to the market before 6:30!

We have four vendors coming this week. Blue House Farm is still bringing a considerable about of produce- last week they brought corn for the first time! Farmageddon is still going strong with eggs, applesauce, and fig and grape jams! I said it last week and I’ll say it again- that applesauce is a must try! Fly Girl Farm started bringing some winter squash this past market. All their selection of greens are still looking great as well. Lastly, we have our artesian vendor, Open Eye Creations, who brings driftwood art. I’ve been seeing this kind of art more and more- her work is impressive and worth coming to check out.

HMB Library has been one of our partners all summer long and this week will be the last market of the season that they come and host child activities. The activities they have brought to the market has made this year extra special. So glad we get to have them one more time.

Playing for the first time for the market (and I’m very excited about this) is local band Ghost Train. Ghost Train consists of five naturalists that live in Loma Mar and have a passion for music and nature. The leader of the band, Bobcat, sings and plays guitar. They have a pretty mellow, but groovy sound. You do not want to miss checking out this band!!

Last, but definitely not least- free bike repair. Your days are numbered to get your bike in to get a free tune up before the winter comes. I’m bringing mine in and I know a few others who are too- so if you need anything done to your bike you better come early!!

Be there or be square..

Four More Markets!!

We had a successful raffle last week- over 15 people went home as winners !! Thanks to all who came out and made it a special market. Regarding to our countdown that we’ve started- there are only four more markets left! It might be time to buy bulk tomatoes and can one last time before the season is over. I just got done making salsa to hopefully last me through the winter.

Going strong to the end of the season are our three veggie vendors. Blue House Farm, Farmageddon, and Fly Girl Farm have been our rock this season and we want to say thank you! Surprisingly, their stands are still full with  lots of variety! The applesauce from Farmageddon is a must try before they run out!

We also will have meat this week! Left Coast GrassFed will be at our market bringing all their beef cuts. If you’re wanting a particular kind of cut you should come early because they go quick!

Providing the tunes this week is a band called Blah Blah Woof Woof (never heard a name like that!) Jay and Rolfe, both guitar players, played for us last year and we really enjoyed them. They also love supporting local farmers so it’s great to have them back at the market.

One of favorite market volunteers, Liz, will be coming back to run children’s activities. She’ll be helping kiddos decorate wooden pumpkins- yay October!

Don’t forget our favorite bike mechanic will be at the market ready to give your wheels a tune up!

This might be your last chance to get meat at the market- make sure you don’t miss out! See you Thursday at 3!.