Okay folks, I am just frustrated! Yesterday at the farmers market in the old Pamida parking lot my husband was there selling in the green and white trailer. We had a lady come to our stand and say “Aren’t you the market that sprays?” Really! What do we spray exactly?! I cannot speak for anyone else in ANY market but I DO NOT SPRAY any chemicals on my plants. I will say I have used Neem Oil to get rid of early blight and aphids and I use fish emulsion for fertilizer and compost if our neighborhood bear does not eat it. This year I have not used any Neem Oil and I don’t think I will have to because I did prune my tomatoes in time and I don’t have any aphids. I work very very hard at growing chemical free fruits and vegetables as that is what I want on my table, so who are you getting your information from, I would like to know because it is slander! Come to my house and see for yourself because I can tell you folks that are saying this have not been to my house and don’t know just how hard I work at this. For the record I am not certified organic and there is not one market more organic than the other. I grow my vegetables with lots of love and hard work and it is just one example on why there is two farmers markets in our town as I am pretty sure it is folks from the other market saying these things that are untrue. They are not the organic market (Natural Choice) and we are not the spraying market (Bemidji Area). Ask each individual vendor at each individual market what they use and how they grow there vegetables. This message is from PR Hede’s Pickles & Produce, Robyn Hede.
Stop by the old Pamida parking lot today and get some local farm fresh eggs before they are gone! Our new vendor is there right now until maybe around 3:00pm but I would get there sooner.
Just so folks know Becky and Gary Schulze (Azimuth Gold) will not be coming to the farmers market for awhile at least not with bread because Becky broke her arm. Hopefully she will heal fast so we can all enjoy that delicious home-baked bread and caramel rolls soon again! PR Hede’s Pickles & Produce will not be at the farmers market this weekend but will be there the following weekend and the rest of the season. Al with the local meats will be at the farmers market this weekend and maybe a few others so still be sure to stop by and check it out! Thank you so much for supporting local foods , we sincerely appreciate your business!
Be sure to make one of your stops at the old Pamida parking lot to see what some of the Bemidji Area Farmers Market vendors have for sale. We will be there from 8:30am to 3pm.
Bemidji Area Farmers Market vendors are very excited for the new season. We have been planting like crazy between the rain and planning for some really fun things at the market this year. We invite you to come and welcome our new members and we look forward to seeing all of our loyal customers and maybe bring in some new folks that haven’t stopped at our farmers market. Some of our vendors having started to go to the farmers market in the old Pamida parking lot to sell so stop by and say hi!
We hope you all had really fun and joyful holidays! It all went by so fast just like every year…..
The vendors from Bemidji Area Farmers Market are almost done resting and getting ready to start some seeds and plan for the upcoming 2015 season. We are so excited for the new season with some new vendors and new ideas. We so much appreciate your patronage every year and hope to get others to stop by and see what we offer.
So just to go back to the last season, our vendors gave thousands of pounds of vegetables to local food shelves, soup kitchen and other like organizations. This is part of why we do what we do, share fresh produce and other products with the community. We didn’t plan any events because we were just to dang busy but we are hoping to plan earlier and have some fun events at our market this coming season.
Time for some more reflections pictures of things from last year and to look forward to this year!