Saturday, August 29th is Celebrate our Heritage day at De Soto Farmers’ Market. We hope you will come join in the fun. We will have several demonstrations including: blacksmith skills, rope making, grist mill operation, antique engine operation, basket weaving, wood lathe operation, chair caning, spinning, antique gas engine operation, painting, broom making, antique tractor operation, wood carving, and soap making. Every year Celebrate Our Heritage day is a great family day at the market. We hope you’ll stop by. Please see our flyer for more information about the special market day and our regular market wares!
It was a wonderful evening at the recent De Soto Farmers’ Market Trivia night. Due to the generosity of the De Soto Community, the DFM Trivia Night was a huge success and consequently will secure the opening of De Soto Farmers’ Market on May 3rd. The DFM evening had 16 teams competing, 18 sponsors, featuring Johnston Construction Company as the event sponsor, and 18 businesses contributing over 35 items for the silent auction. Everyone had a fabulous time. Thank you to all sponsors and contributors who made this evening possible. And remember —- Grand Opening of De Soto Farmers’ Market is May 3rd. I’ll meet you at the Market!
Get Healthy De Soto held its annual Winter Flakes 10k, 5k, and one mile run/walk this past weekend. The event was a huge success. While we did not have the occasional snowflake present, as we did last year, we did have plenty of “flakes” braving the cold to participate in our fun winter activity! We had over 180 participants in the run and walk combined. It was a great turnout and perfect weather for working up a winter sweat. Our overall male winners this year were Jon Yoch, in the 10k, with a time of 36:58, and Joseph Jordan, in the 5k, with a time of 18:56. Our overall female winners were Izzie Isaacson, in the 10k, with a time of 47:16, and Emma Wright, in the 5k, with a time of 22:19. And you can see the rest of the race results at GHD RaceResults 2014. We are proud of all of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors (sponsors are listed on the donor page of our website) for the event, and thank all of them for their support. And special thanks to Trish Coleman and Annie O’Shea for organizing the event. You did a superb job!
You are invited to a Garden Party at the DeWitt Community Garden this Saturday, September 14th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community garden is a project of Get Healthy DeSoto, and this Saturday, the same day as the De Soto Fall Festival, we will be having a party. We will have free chili, free gifts, and lots of information to give out. The information is about the garden and how it works. There will also be plenty of activity in the garden that day as we clean up and prepare the beds for winter. If you are in the area attending the fall festival, stop by and see us! The garden is just one block North of Arlington Bed & Breakfast.
De Soto Farmers’ Market is sponsoring another bread making workshop. This workshop, called It’s All in the Grains, will be presented by Karen Moore, Tuesday, August 27th, and will be a hands-on class. The class will offer tips and techniques for making the best bread ever. Cost is $7.00. This workshop is back by popular demand. It has been presented before, was hugely successful and comes highly recommended. It will be presented from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church on Rock Road, in De Soto. Reservations are required as participation is limited. For reservations call Debby Campbell at 636.586.4570.