Turns out that Fireside Pizza is not the only local food outlet with a new home (sort of). The Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market has one, too (sort of).
Now I’ve got myself into it, and I’ll have to ‘splain. See, Ricky, this is what happened…
As we learned last time out, Fireside Pizza is a business based around a mobile brick oven, so they don’t exactly have a “home”. However, they’ve pretty much settled for the winter at Bluebird Bakery and Café, until April 13. To learn more, click on the article at bottom under "Suggested by the author".
Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market used to have two homes: a winter home at Cheviot United Methodist Church, and a summer home in a nearby park. The park was also home to couple of summer festivals that forced the market out for a week or two, and the vendors noticed a fall-off in business every time the market had to move, according to Mary Hutten, one of the market’s co-managers.
Recently, however, the church agreed to host the market year-round. “So we will have a permanent home and won't have to spend our time reminding folks where we will be and when we will be moving for Summer Market and Winter Market. We are excited to be in one place year round. We will be able to be outside anytime the weather is nice and inside whenever it isn't so nice,” said Mel Farnsley, the market’s other co-manager.
Mary and Mel are making plans for the market’s 2013 “Summer of Sustainability”. To kick this off, each Friday in May, during the market’s regular 3 PM – 7 PM hours, there will speakers and exhibits on various topics. The topics will include: “Transform Your Trash – reduce your impact on our landfills”, “Renewable Energy Sources – kicking the fossil fuel habit”, “Urban Farming – A better use for your land than just grass”, “Composting – A great way to feed your food.”, and “Lettuce Eat Local…Lettuce Eat Seasonally…Lettuce Eat Well”.
I haven’t had the opportunity to visit this market yet, although I will be attending one of these events in May. However, I sampled and purchased Summuh hummus recently at the Loveland Market, and owner Ethan Snider also currently participates at Lettuce Eat Well, so I can tell how delicious that product is, for your enjoyment in the meantime.