We’d like to share a little-known-event with you: the kids’ farmers market, held every Tuesday in front of the Ukiah library on Perkins and Main from 12:00-1:30.
Last week, Carson and Bees bought homemade soap, freshly canned plum jam, a banana muffin, cherry tomatoes, and beeswax lip balm… all for $10! If we had more in our wallet we probably would have also picked up a charming owl necklace made by a particularly enterprising young woman. Also up for grabs: zucchini and other types of summer squash, sweet and hot peppers, cucumbers, and many other types of jam.
We’re particularly proud of two young men from the 4-F bee project. Carson couldn’t ask for a better group to lead! (Also, Elizabeth’s lips are loving the balm.)
Last night Carson and Bees went to the coast to volunteer at a very special dinner. Held at the incomparably sweet Caspar Community Center and hosted by Eat Mendocino, the dinner was a benefit for the Farmers Market EBT (food stamp) program on the coast. Most of the food was donated by local farmers and prepared with aplomb by two incredible chefs and their dedicated team of volunteers. Course after course of food sprang forth from the kitchen in a seemingly unending show of abundance. People were loading up to-go containers by the end of the night so they could continue the culinary experience on a less-full stomach the next day. Particularly popular was the pork and beef roulade stuffed with vegetables and topped with a tomato-plum-thyme sauce, pictured here:
Many bottles of wine poured in from area wineries to be sold at $5/glass, and the silent auction included a quart of our very special Carson and Bees 2014 early harvest honey. All told, the event raised more than $1,500 for the Fort Bragg and Mendocino Farmers Market match programs, which should be enough to get them through the rest of this year.
It was a fun and special event, and we were proud to participate. Carson and Bees is all about giving back to the community that gives so much to us!
The title of this article alone was enough to make my romantic side swoon, and the content is equally compelling. Check it out here, courtesy of Grist.