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Fathers Day at the Market

Bring Dad, Grandpa and the whole family:

  • Kiwanis Pancake Brunch
  • Farmers Tractor Show, Tractors from local farms old and new
  • What the Heck is it Game? See if you can identify all the vintage farm and kitchen tools
  • Kidz make succulent gardens with the Windsor Garden Club for Dad
    10 -1 PM Sunday, June 21st.

10th Annual Quilt & Textiles Show

Visit the Town Green on Sunday, July 5th and you will find:

  • New and Vintage Quilts and Textiles on display in the Park
  • Featured this year – Vintage Clothing and Old embroidery, crewel work and needlepoint pieces.
  • Talk to quilters and collectors, see their creations.
  • Kidz help create a fabulous “Garment Art” piece with assorted sewing notions
  • Brunch & BBQ to enjoy while sitting at one of the giant picnic tables in the Park.

Display a family quilt, textile or Vintage garment – Contact

We Need DRESSFORMS to buy or on loan – Contact

Quilters, Quilting groups, Shabby Chic and Vintage Clothing Dealers – Booth Space available – Contact
Applications will be emailed to you on request.

Market Refresher, Windsor Times June

The Windsor Farmers Market celebrates it’s 14th Anniversary this month. The Market was founded in 2001 when the Town of Windsor went looking for someone to manage a Market in their new Town. The Market Manager at the Healdsburg Market recommended two ladies who were energetic vendors in Healdsburg, Glenda Castelli and Lynn Davis. They accepted the position as Co-Managers and the Windsor Market was born. Glenda eventually took over as sole manager in 2004 and the Market has blossomed over the years with Glenda’s creative events and activities. Many of these ideas we still celebrate today, come join us for the fun!
All American Quilt & Textile Show, Jul 5
Windsor Antiques & Collectibles Show, Aug 9
Zucchini Blossom Festival, Aug 23
Tomato & Pepper Fest, Sept 20
Fall Jamboree, Oct 25 (formerly Pumpkin Festival)

Coming up this month at the Market we celebrate Fathers Day on Sunday, June 21st. The Kiwanis kick off the day with a beautiful Pancake Brunch with ham and eggs and fresh fruit. Bring Dad or Grandpa down to see the famous Kiwanis Pancake Machine, a great invention by a local Kiwanis that can cook piles of pancakes. Dad’s and kids alike will love to see our Farmers Tractor Show located in the Tree Grove. Climb on and take a seat on a tractor that works the farms in the Windsor area, old and new models on display. Everyone in the family will love to play our annual, What the Heck is it? Game.
See if you can guess what all the vintage farm, garden and kitchen gadgets are. This time of year the Market tables are full of fresh spring produce, colorful beets, shiny white onions, 4 different kinds of kale and succulent lettuce mixes. Try Min Hee Hill’s bagged mixes, they keep way longer than the ones you get in the stores. The Market bakeries are also offering beautiful artisan breads and pastries, many with fresh veggies like veggie hand pies, gluten free focaccias and olive breads.

Our Market community recently lost one of our vendors who started with the Market back in 2001. She has been a colorful addition and necessity to the Market and it will be hard to fill the hole she has left. Her name was Ann Lunde, aka Ann the Jewelry lady. She and her husband Sam came to every Market, always in her fabulously matched whimsical clothing and beautiful selection of jewelry that Ann made all herself. She made a point to support other Market vendors and always walked around to say hi to all. Many local ladies remember Ann for having her tools out and making sure the piece fit you perfectly or even building something special right there for you. Ladies, let us all remember Ann and her special energy each time we wear a piece of her jewelry.

This last month the Market got to be part of a wonderful event, the Windsor Fine Art & Flower Show. This beautiful event is put on each year by the Town of Windsor with the help of the Windsor Art Council and new this year, the Windsor Garden Club. The addition of the flowers to the Art Show was spectacular. The combination of geometric framed art and the abstract colorful florals created Art in itself. The Windsor Market made all the appetizers for the opening night event, but not without help from our vendors and friends of the Market. We want to thank the vendors who helped us with food – Santa Rosa Seafood, Gourmet Growers Mushrooms, Hummus Guy, Ortiz Bros Farms and RRV Produce Eggs. Thank you to the wineries who supplied the wine – Tasting Room on the Green (Mutt Lynch/Deux Amis Wineries), WHS/Taft St. Wines and Rodney Strong. Thank you to our priceless helpers – Denise, AJ, Melina, Marie, John, Jeannie and Glenda. We served a yummy new punch at the opening night that we also served at the Market’s Mothers Day cookie tasting. It has rave revues and I have had several requests for the recipe so here it is. It uses a probiotic beverage called Kvass, that you can get at the Market on Sundays, made by Biotic Beverage Company. Kvass is good for your digestion because it is a fermented beverage. It is said that we should all be comsuming something that is fermented each day to stabilize our digestive system and keep us well. It’s tasty and worth a try, see you at the Market!
Probiotic Ginger Lemonade
Mix all together and serve.
32 oz jug of Biotic Beverage Ginger Kvass
2 C fresh Lemon Juice
3 quarts Seltzer or Club Soda
6 Cups Simply Syrup (Boil 6 cups water and 3 cups sugar)
3+/- quarts water depending on your taste
Mint leaves, sliced lemons