Thursday, July 23, 2009

The community responded overwhelmingly to our Farmers Market

Held every other Saturday, our Farmers Market at the Farm has seen hundreds come out for the first time market featuring home grown veggies and goods by farmers, gardeners and artisans from the area. Now that it’s gotten hotter and the gardens are slowing down, we don’t want to people to do the same. We continue to attract new vendors with new goods to sell such as Gwen Monday who brought farm fresh eggs to the market to sell…..30 for $1.00. What a bargain!

And Monica Allison and her son Garrett came with her new line of “Hot Mama Salsa.” And Earnest Rayner brought loads of beautiful tomatoes for sale after he sold out at the previous market with his purple hull peas and fresh picked corn on the cob. And Ada Shyne and her husband Greg are always there serving up delicious fried fish dinner plates to eat there or to go.

Our farmers are talking about planting a fall garden so they can supply the market with greens, cabbage and other fall and winter crops. Let us know if there’s something special you’d like to see at the Market. Email our market manager at with your ideas and suggestions.

It is obvious that Minden wants and will support a Farmers Market but we need to keep the momentum going. So, if you haven’t been to the Farmers Market lately, give us another look. We’ll be here every first and third Saturday from 9am until 1pm until the end of September. Support the farmers! Support the Farm! and Support the arts! It’s all for a great cause and healthy purpose!

Summer Art Camp --- A Success!

This year’s art camp for kids was just the best!

Kids from across the parish came to experience a week of intense visual art instruction at Christopher’s in downtown Minden.

Local artist and art teacher Chris Broussard instructed the students in the creation of individual art pieces from collages to canvas paintings.

Twenty four students ranging in ages from 7 to 15 worked on a variety of visual art projects including a special project commemorating the Greatest Generation and the Great Depression. The completed works of these young students will become part of an art exhibit scheduled for this fall. The exhibit will be part of a twenty one parish commemoration of the Great Depression and New Deal era, “Triumph from Tragedy.”

Cultural Crossroads has been sponsoring a summer art camp for kids for over a decade. The art camp is usually held outdoors at the Farm but the later date and high temperatures brought the camp to downtown, thanks to Pattie and Charlie Odom who graciously opened their building to Cultural Crossroads and the kids of Minden.

Continue to check our blog for updates on the fall exhibition and more info about the Great Depression commemoration scheduled for October and November, 2009.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Angela Gamble & Cathy Emmons Art Show July 10th

Join everyone at Easley Fine Art Friday, July 10th at 5:00. Live Music & Hors D’oeuvres. 511 Main Street in downtown Minden.