MEET OUR LHS CULINARY ARTS INTERNS!
We're pleased to welcome Willow and Rebekah, two seniors from the LHS Culinary Arts program housed at Stanbery. They will be interning with us for April and May, helping out in the Market House and preparing cooking demonstrations for the Farmers Market.
Through participating in the school's catering business and traveling to culinary competitions, these two already have a great base of knowledge and are ServSafe qualified. The Culinary Arts program trains its students in basic cooking and knife skills and introduces them to a wide range of cooking methods and equipment. Under the direction of Chef Debra Bates, their program has been recognized as one of the 'Elite 50' - the top 50 secondary school hospitality programs in the country - four years in a row!
Willow (left) joined the Culinary Program because she loves the idea of transforming just a few ingredients into something great. She especially loves creating desserts and will seek a job in the culinary field when she graduates. Rebekah (right) enjoys cooking so much because it helps her to relax and clear her head. She'll continue her education at Sullivan University in Louisville and hopes to open her own bakery someday. Make sure to say 'hi' and thank them if you see them at the market!
A WORK IN PROGRESS
Our stage shrank!
A big thanks to the Lancaster-Sherman Rotary! A dedicated group of volunteers spent part of their sunny Sunday inside tackling the stage in our community room. This is just the first step in a series of improvements to this multi-purpose space.
Bigger isn't always better - We're looking forward to a smaller but safer stage that better suits our needs as we host speakers, workshops and live music in the future.
FARMERS MARKET NEWS
Lancaster's indoor and outdoor farmers markets are joining forces! This year, look for the Lancaster Farmers Market in a new location in the heart of downtown. Opening Day is six weeks away - Saturday, May 5th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The outdoor market will be located right around the corner from the Keller Market House in the city owned lot on West Chestnut Street between Broad and Columbus. The two markets are managed by the same non profit organization (Lancaster Fresh Market, Inc) and this partnership will create a better shopping experience for customers and more opportunity for vendors. Look for some of your favorites as well as exciting new vendors!
Vendor applications for farmers, food producers and artisans will be accepted until March 31st and the application can be found online at www.lancasterohfarmersmarket.org.
This is a community endeavor! If you have an idea about how your organization could get involved or your business could provide support or a sponsorship, please email email@example.com.
If you're interested in volunteering, please take this quick survey - just a few questions to tell us about your interests and availability. You could choose to help on Saturdays at the market, or behind the scenes on your own schedule. Volunteering will be a great way to become part of the community, get to know the farmers and make new friends!
We'll see you at market!
WELCOME LANCASTER SHERMAN ROTARY!
We're thrilled to welcome Lancaster's "downtown Rotary" group to their new home at the Keller Market House! Starting in March, they'll be gathering in our community space each Wednesday morning bright and early. We welcome the amazing energy they bring into the market and look forward to partnering with them on many projects to come!
To learn more about this local community & service organization, click here.
We are now stocking microgreens plus pea shoots and sunflower shoots from Susan Wolfe of Sunnie's Microgreens. While Susan has been growing sprouts for many years and raising plenty of her own food on her farm in Junction City, Sunnie's Microgreens is a new venture for her.
Susan discovered microgreens when looking for a way to get the benefits of sprouts without using as much water as is required in the frequent rinsing of the sprouting process. These tiny plants have their own unique flavor and are very nutrient dense.
Sunnie's Microgreens (pictured) are alive! and still growing in their little containers. Keep them alive a bit longer by placing them in indirect sunlight, watering from the bottom, and cutting as desired.
Interested in sprouting or growing something like this at home? Look for an upcoming workshop with Susan on how you might do-it-yourself!
HOLLY GROVE GRANOLA
Lancaster residents Cindy & Gary Cook have spent years perfecting their granola recipe. They've gotten such good feedback from family and friends that now they'd like to share their granola with you!
With a light, crispy texture and just the right amount of sweetness, we hope you love it as much as we do... We can't stop snacking!
If you're looking for a healthier option for Easter baskets for the kids or the adults in your life, Holly Grove Granola is just the ticket.
We love these sorts of stories! Local resident Natalie had struggled with skin issues for years. After frustrating experiences with commercially available moisturizers, dietary adjustments and dermatologists' prescriptions, she set out to create something herself that would offer relief for psoriasis.
The end result was her creamy Face & Body Butter and tremendously improved skin conditions. Made from only three natural ingredients, Simply Mended is great for hands and body and even face and lips. Natalie has heard from many other people that it has helped their psoriasis, eczema and other skin ailments. But even if you're just looking for an all natural moisturizer for seasonal dry skin, give it a try!
Sweet, Spicy & Flavorful! We're excited to welcome Mayhem Foods as a new vendor with their line of specialty mustards.
Owner Michael Francis works out of a shared commercial kitchen space in Columbus, and you may recognize his products from area farmers markets. There's a mustard for everyone, with spicy levels ranging from Mild to Extreme, and gourmet fruit flavors like Blueberry, Raspberry and Mango. Come try them all and find your favorite!
Keller Market House
134 S. Columbus St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130