Wednesday Farm and Art Market at Ivywild School

The last time I saw Ivywild school it was January and the place was still being renovated.

It looked like this.

It looked like this.

I visited again last Wednesday for the first ever Farm and Art Market at Ivywild!

It's a lot more colorful now!  And warmer too!

It’s a lot more colorful now! And warmer too!

As I’m sure you recall, the Black Forest fire was in the midst of its destructive business on Wednesday.  It had been a stressful day, but also a day of hard work and inspiration with a volunteer crew, helping out at a goat farm that had taken in herds of evacuated animals.

We were tired and Bristol Brewers new lounge inside the school was just the thing we wanted.

We were tired and Bristol Brewers new lounge inside the school was just the thing we wanted.

After an hour of rest, I was restored and ready to head out and visit with the vendors!

I started by visiting Mundi Ross and her Salt + Butter Co. cookie stand.  I’m glad I didn’t wait any longer since she was starting to run out!  I arrived in time for a Cucumber Creme Fraiche cookie and the Cardamom Honey Nut cookie too!

I ran into local blog celebrity Crunchy Betty, while chatting with Mundi, but that’s a story for another time.

Next, I visited with Diana and Ken and their tall friend from  Lil' Bit Farms.

Next, I visited with Diana Ford and Ken Ulin and their tall friend from Lil’ Bit Farms.

As always, I was glad to see Diana.  Besides enjoying her cheerful conversation, after a day of cleaning goat pens I desperately needed some of her scented lotion for my dried-out hands (and to make me smell nicer than a goat!).

As you can see, I took this picture of Volunteer Allie H. while being mobbed by goats.  It was a typical moment.

I took this picture of Volunteer Allie H. while being mobbed by goats that day. It was a typical moment.

I admit, I was looking forward to a bath and it seemed like a good time to visit the soap-makers.

Here, we have customers admiring the handiwork of Heather Spencer's Clean Earth Soaps.

Here, we have customers admiring the handiwork of Heather Spencer’s Clean Earth Soaps.

Beth Moorman was also there with her handmade Pineflower soaps.

Beth Moorman was also there with her handmade Pineflower soaps.

Since laundry day was fast approaching, I also stopped by the Kookaburra Power company and chatted with Tracy about their handmade laundry and cleaning soaps.

Finally, looking for a way to balance out the cookies, I stopped by Venetucci Farm and bought a butter lettuce the size of two of my lettuce plants (and not trampled by chickens either!).

I had stopped by the Dale House Project table and had a nice chat with Jay Meservy about their vegetables, but he didn’t have anything left by that time.

And then it was time to go home.

And then it was time to go home.

Visit the Market every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm.  The school and its shops are open for business during this time, making it a fun destination!

Summer has had a rough beginning this year, but we have a lot to look forward to.

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