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Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers' Market gearing up for events

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Peterson All

The Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market got a great start May 7, thanks to a break in the weather and an enthusiastic crowd. Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought in customers to Creekside Park in Rushford, eager to meet the returning and new vendors. Two events, a flower giveaway, sponsored by Root River Floral, and a homemade greeting card class, sponsored by Perfect Page Scrapbooking, provided additional interest.

Fourteen of 21 vendors signed up for the season brought in the goods: O’Neill Family Farm, Mighty Pines Acres, Presbyterian Women, Pat Bollinger, Root River Baskets, Turned Write Handcrafted Art, Oak Spring Herb Farm, Stavens Family Farm, Paradise Outpost, Simple. A Baby Store, The Farmer’s Daughter, Treat Your Pet, Kozi Pie Shoppe, and The Farm at Rush Arbor. Additional vendors signed on for the season include Beth George, Burdey’s Café, Crooked Pine Soap, Labrador Home and Garden, Metz’s Hart-Land Dairy and Honey, The Granary, and Wind Turbine Orchard. The listing is expected to grow as summer nears.

The schedule for season events is also growing. May 14 Root River Yoga is sponsoring a free yoga class for all ages and skill levels, from 5-6 p.m. and there will be a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting for the market at 5:30 p.m. There is no registration required for the yoga class, but it is preferred. Participants can pre-registered by emailing or calling the market manager at (507) 458-2547. Signup is also available via Facebook.

May 21, Megan Grebe from Fillmore County Habitat for Humanity will be giving a presentation on the Brush with Kindness project from 5-5:30 p.m.

May 28, is Senior Citizens’ Day at the market. From 4-7 p.m., Helping Our Neighbors will be on site with information and discussion geared towards seniors. At 6 p.m., a special presentation on Helping Seniors Stay at Home will be held, including tips on staying healthy and fall prevention. Additional events sponsored by Winona Health, including a possible class on Living Well with Chronic Conditions, are pending. No registration is required for either class.

June 4, Lisa Douglas of Masterpeace Farm will teach an Introduction to Homemade Beauty Products Class. The class is $5 per participant and begins at 5 p.m. Douglas will walk participants through making their own variety of natural, chemical-free sugar scrubs and lip balms, which they will take home. Again, to register, please email the market at or call (507) 458-2547. Class size is limited!

The full schedule of events for the season is available online at The market is still seeking additional entertainment and presenters for demonstrations and classes. A suggested presentation topic listing is also available on the website, under the “media” tab.

Spaces are still available for additional vendors as well. Those interested are encouraged to contact the market regarding details. The market runs May 7 to October 1 and is held each Wednesday, from 4-7 p.m., at Creekside Park in Rushford.

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