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*SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING MARKETS AND MANAGERS:

Sept. 7 – Karen H.
Sept. 21 – James
Oct. 5 – Barbara
Oct. 19 – Julie
Nov. 2 – Karen
Nov. 16 – James
Nov. 30 – Barbara
Dec. 14 – Julie
Dec. 28 – Karen
Jan. 11 – James
Jan. 25 – Barb

Please let the market managers group know if you need to reschedule or change.



 
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Invitation to e-Day


YOU ARE INVITED!

All Spa City Co-op vendors and members are invited to the Hot Springs and Garland County Beautification Commission’s environmental fair, which we call the e-Day Festival. e-Day will be held on Sunday, May 19th this year, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market pavilion in downtown Hot Springs.

What could be a better fit at an environmental festival than nutritious locally grown food? Plus, we emphasize education at e-Day, so here is an opportunity for you to share what you do and why it is important.

Every year for the past five years the Hot Springs/Garland County Beautification Commission has put on a family environmental fair called the e-Day Festival. The “e” stands for environment, Earth, energy efficiency, education and excitement. We will have about 50 vendors/exhibitors, children’s activities, entertainment, and food vendors, and expect at least 2,000 people. It’s not only a fun event; it’s also a place new ideas are shared, connections are made, and visitors learn about businesses and organizations in our area that are doing something positive for a sustainable future.

Here is our webpage: www.hotspringsgreen.org/eday.html
You can find us on Facebook, too (remember the hyphen and the word “Festival”): e-Day Festival

Denise Marion
Chairperson, e-Day Team
Hot Springs Garland County Beautification Commission
dpmorder@gmail.com
501-318-6095(L) 501-655-3130©

Equal Exchange close-out


There are a few packages of organic fair-trade Breakfast Blend coffee and one can of organic baking cocoa remaining from the coffee and chocolate close-out. You can buy them at the market on Friday or email Denise Marion at dpmorder@gmail.com to reserve a package.

Denise is also selling one Sun Oven at wholesale cost ($180) to the person who will demonstrate it at the e-Day Festival in Hot Springs on Sunday, May 19th.

Spa City on-line market is open


The Spa City Market is now open for ordering. You have until Tuesday at 9 pm to place orders. Pick up is Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church (preferably before 5:00).

This week’s market manager is Denise Marion. Please contact her with problems/questions, at dpmorder@gmail.com or 501-318-6095(L) 501-65503130©.
Happy shopping!

Www.Spacity.locallygrown.net

The market is closed.


The market is closed
The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now closed. Orders can be picked up between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. this Friday at the Art Church. Please set yourself a reminder and do come before 5:00 if you can. Many thanks for supporting our food co-op. See you Friday!

Hannah Seewald
509-936-2151

Volunteers


This week’s volunteers are Kay Brockwell and Karen Schuman. Thank you!

There are still plenty of other opportunities to volunteer. Please visit: http://tinyurl.com/Co-opVolunteers

-Karen Harbut

Volunteers


We need one more volunteer for this Friday’s pick-up day. It is a 1-3:30 slot.

We also have volunteer opportunities for the following pick-up days. They are also all 1-3:30 slots.

April 5
April 19
May 3
May 17
May 31

To check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/Co-opVolunteers

If you have any questions or prefer to contact me directly, my email is kgharbut@aol.com

Thanks!

-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

The Market is Open!


Good morning on this beautiful Saturday!! :)

The Spa City Market is now open for ordering. You have until Tuesday at 9 pm to place orders. Pick up is Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church (preferably before 5:00!).

This week’s market manager is Hannah Seewald. Please contact her with problems/questions, at hanloumc5@gmail.com or 509-936-2151
Happy shopping!

Www.Spacity.locallygrown.net

Raw Milk bill


To those of you who are interested in the status of regulation concerning raw or unpasteurized milk in Arkansas:
Subject: Update on Act1536 AN ACTO TO PROMOTE THE USE OF LOCALLY PRODUCED MILK PRODUCTS; TO ALL THE SALE OF WHOLE MILK THAT IS NOT PASTEURIZED

Raw Milk Friends

I just want to update you to let you know HB 1536 will be heard by the House Agriculture Committee this Friday, March 15th at 9:00 am in Room 138. This bill will be opposed by the Health Department and it is also opposed by the Farm Bureau, although I believe I have a commitment from them that they will not testify against it at the hearing.

If any of you would be able to attend to speak on behalf of this bill that would be fantastic! If you wish to speak, you simply sign up with the clerk at the front of the committee room when you come in.

I had this bill sent to the Agriculture Committee rather than Health so I think we have a reasonably good chance to get it out of committee. If we can do that, I believe it will pass the House.

If you cannot attend, please write and express your support to the members of the committee. E-mails to your legislators DO have an impact, especially if it is personal and not a copy of 15 others they receive. You can find out the committee members online by going to arkleg.house

Also, there is a free app you can get that will allow you to get contact information on ALL state legislators, committee information and see the bills under review. You can get this by going to LobbyUp on your smart phone or I-phone.

Prayers would be helpful as well. Thanks for your support of this bill.

Randy Alexander

State Representative, District 88

randy.alexander@arkansashouse.org

479-283-5531

Hot Springs e-Day invitation


This is an invitation for Spa City Growers and vendors to participate in the Beautification Commission’s e-Day on May 19,2013 at the Farmer’s Market. Co-op members who own or work for businesses that have an environmental product or service to sell or promote are also encouraged to register. If anyone is interested in exhibiting products please contact terriharris39@yahoo.com. You may also obtain the application form at www.hotspringsgreen.org/eday.html You can find us on facebook, as well: e-day Festival
- Terri Harris

About Us
www.hotspringsgreen.org

The market is closed


The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now closed. Orders can be picked up between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. this Friday at the Art Church. Please set yourself a reminder and do come before 5:00 if you can. Many thanks for supporting our food co-op. See you Friday!
— Denise
Spacity@locallygrownNet
501-655-3130