The Kuna Farmers Market’s second expected baby arrived on June 25. Tom and Sarah Cabalo’s daughter, Abigail Christine Cabalo checked into summer 2012 weighing in at 7 lbs 7 oz and sporting a full head of thick, dark hair. Her proud papa and grandpa were on hand to make certain she got the perfect picture for her first market photo. We can breathe a sigh of relief that all our little ones have arrived safely, and now we can start waiting on the tomatoes.
Don’t look for tomatoes quite yet. However, the Market will have a big surprise for the kids. Rustic Gardens is organizing the Kid’s Rodeo. Events will include a Cherry Spitting Contest, Siphon-tube setting demo, a roping event, and hopefully some miniature donkeys for petting. Veletta from the Tole Shed will continue the oil painting she began this week.
Vogel Farms will be at the market on July 7th with their breakfast sandwiches. Hooray! If you’ve never had their sausage breakfast sandwiches, come for a grilled treat. For the fans who have been waiting, next Saturday is a don’t-miss day.
Jeff Lowe, a Planner for the Ada County Highway District, will attend the Market on July 7th to seek input and comments from the public regarding the Downtown Corridor Plan. ACHD and the City of Kuna have been analyzing how people get to, through, and around the Downtown Kuna area. This is your opportunity to hear about their plan, and give them your feedback.
What’s in season and what to look for: We have cherries, raspberries, turnips, beets, greens, chard, onions, radishes, peas of all kinds, and spinach. Cornell Farms has dried fruit and garlic. Sunnyside Up bring fresh, ranch eggs. Baked items include Knutty Knots, pies, pretzels, home-baked sourdoughs and breads, cookies, coffee cake and muffins. Navajo Willow has newly made sour cherry jelly, and Champie Ranch has mustard and Rosemary Crab Habanera Jelly. Look for beautiful walking sticks and inlaid boxes, scroll-saw work and hand-made soaps.
The 4th of July will have come and gone, so bring your shopping bags and come on down for a sandwich and the best day of the Market so far this summer. We’ll be waiting for you!
Become a Market “fan” on Facebook, and bookmark the webpage, www.kunafarmersmarket.com. We take foodstamps.