Opening Day for the Kuna Farmers Market – May 11
The Kuna Farmers Market will have its opening day on May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Kuna City Park (Bernie Fisher Park). There will be lots of great items available for Mother’s Day and for enjoying a day in Downtown Kuna. This will be a great opportunity to check out some of the markets new and returning vendors and to take care of your Mother’s Day shopping with items you won’t find at a box store. You will be able to find local, handmade products and produce. Cheryl McCord will be presenting a demo on bucket gardening (see below).
This will be a busy day in Kuna. The Kuna Clean-up will be held in the City Park parking lot and Zamzows will be hosting their pet vaccination day. With all these events you will be able to take care of some of those items on the honey-do list and do your Mother’s Day shopping – all within a few blocks. The market will be scooting down to the north end of the concrete pad, so please be prepared to park along Main Street or down Avenue A to visit the market. Look for more info in next week’s KMN or you can visit us on our website (KunaFarmersMarket.com) or Facebook for more info.
Build a Bucket Planter at the Farmers Market
The Market will be holding free classes and hands-on demonstrations this Saturday any time from 9 a.m. to noon. Bucket planters are ideal for growing tomatoes and other vegetables given Kuna’s poor soil and hot sun.
The advantages of a bucket planter are perfect soil, out of hot sun, no weeds, no digging, and only needs watering once or twice a week. Planters can be place on the porch or patio. Tomatoes and corn do well in a 5-gallon bucket. Flowers are fine in a 2-gallon bucket.
If you would like to take a bucket planter home, there is no charge if you bring a clean, empty bucket to the Market. The charge is $5 if you do not have your own bucket. The Market will provide all other potting materials. Top off your bucket with a beautiful flower or vegetable start purchased from the great selection available at the Market.