Tuesday, April 28, 2009


"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

~Margaret Mead

Saturday was the opening day of the Farmer's Market in Leslie. Violet, Kaley, and I got up at the crack of dawn to peddle our wares in order to raise money for the Leslie Creative Learning Cooperative. It is a school that a group of families in our community are forming. We decided that it would be a great opportunity spread the word of our school, and earn some funds.

We had a really good time and it was so good for our kids to be a part of such an awesome community project. I am excited about all of the possibilities. Violet and I made play dough the night before. I used a recipe that my mother had made for me since I was three. we made bright colors with food coloring. I rolled them up in little balls and put them in Ziploc bags. The kids had their own little table and sold all of the play dough, not to mention a bunch of lemonade.
We had a nice variety of things that each of the families contributed. Violet and I took play dough,
tea, and fresh mint from the garden.
The other families contributed baked goods, plants,
chicks (Toni and Steven hatched themselves!),
crocheted washcloths, bird houses,

kambucha, and eggs.
There was a nice variety of vendors and a great turn out of patrons from the community.
I bought a beautifully made pitch fork handle from the sweetest man. This I am thrilled to have as I unloaded the whole truck load of mulch in my previous post with a pitchfork that had a broken handle.

There was also a group of musicians that showed up and played some old time blue grass music, which really added to the ambiance.
Directly after the market, we headed to Mountain View for Violet's ballet rehearsal. Oh my goodness it was so cute. If you want a sneak peak of the recital you can watch the video.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I am so proud of you! How grassroots! Ah, my sister...an honorary social worker. It looks like the market was a great success and tons of fun! As for the video. I was able to pick Violet out right away. How ADORABLE!!