This week Squirrel is going nuts over bell peppers and banana peppers from Post Apples CSA, stone fruit (cherries and nectarines) from Orton’s, flower arrangements from Windy Acres Farm and Garden, and Edinboro Market tote bags!Check out the Recipe Corner for some ideas on how to stuff those beautiful Post peppers!
Last Sunday, July 30th, we got a chance to chat with Beth Ivanic, owner of Lizziebeth’s sustainable home goods and baby gear. In July, we featured her as one of our Monthly Market Partners as she recently opened her children’s boutique “Hello Sunshine” in Meadville, PA. We love all of her cute, comfortable and reusable offerings for ages 0-6!
Read on to learn more about her motivation for her new venture.
Seeing the need for affordable and thoughtful children’s goods was the drive for bringing “Hello Sunshine” to downtown Meadville. Ivanic’s experiences as a preschool teacher tuned her in to several ways families could use extra support and she highlights these at her store. Whether it’s a chance to catch their breath by having a space in the store with free coloring pages and books for the kids who come in, or by offering a variety of high-quality, low-priced clothes and toys for families of all incomes, she strives to create a welcoming, community-oriented space. During her down time, Ivanic enjoys working on her sewing projects for Lizziebeth’s, saying “It’s never been a job—it’s been a joy. And I wanted the store to be the same.” Keep an eye out for future announcements from Beth via social media regarding free events such as a Back to School Event and classes designed to help busy parents on topics like “less-stress meal planning.”
An August of Action!
August is a time of harvesting & giving. Edinboro Market offers the community local foods that are good for your heart, your health, your bank account, your neighbor, the environment, and the local economy. The Market provides local farmers, food producers and artists a place to sell their products, try new things, and build community connections. If you are able, we would so appreciate a donation on our behalf to Erie Gives on Tuesday, August 8th.
Below, we have some more ideas on how you can support Edinboro Market and be a part of our August of Action! Note: all funds raised through this campaign go towards the down payment for a larger location. Stop by the Market to see the floor plan for the new space!
Find NWPA Food Open House: August 6th
This Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm (it’s finally here!) is our joint Open House in collaboration with the Meadville Market House, and Core Goods in Oil City.
Plan to join us for a family-friendly day of producer Meet & Greets, live music, local food samples, and more!
Farm to Table Dinner Tickets: on sale now!
Our annual Farm to Table Dinner fundraiser will take place on Saturday, August 26th at Goodell Gardens from 4-7 pm. Tickets are $60 per person. Seats are limited to 150 and we sold out last year, so stop in or call 814-266-2993 soon to get your tickets. Like last year, this will be a low-waste event, so plan to bring your own place setting, napkin, and glass. Did we mention there will be prizes for the most creative place settings?!
E-Bike Raffle Tickets on Sale!
We have teamed up with another local shop, 814 Outdoor Sports in Edinboro, to bring you a raffle for an e-bike! Tickets are $15/ea, 3 for $40, or 8 for $100 and are on sale now until the Farm to Table Dinner when we’ll announce the winner.
All proceeds benefit Edinboro Market and will go towards the down-payment on our new space. Thank you Nate at 814 Outdoor Sports for partially sponsoring this bike to make this amazing collaboration happen!