Thursday, March 26, 2009
Cheverly Community Market is doing all sorts of things to get ready for the upcoming season. One thing we're doing: using various communication technologies to share updates and experiences with you in many new ways. This year, in addition to the stories you'll find here on our blog and the wealth of information on our website, we'll share all sorts of news on twitter and our facebook group page. We'll also be liveblogging the Market on Whrrl. We think you'll have a lot of fun with these fantastic tools, learn more about how the Market works behind the scenes and get to share in the experience when you can't be there in person. Of course, you'll also be able to see Market photos and share your own on flickr or get updates in your email via our listserv, too. The point is that we want share Market information with you in the way that's best for you. (If that's crayon and paper, I'm sure we can find someone to do that, too.) We hope you explore these venues and share your thoughts and Market experiences with us.
First Lady Michelle Obama and local students recently broke ground on the White House Kitchen Garden, the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's garden. The produce will be served at the White House and extra produce will be donated to Miriam's Kitchen, a local resource for the city's homeless population. So what's growing in the White House Kitchen Garden? Go to the White House Blog to see a detailed diagram. There's lots of spinach, peas, lettuce, broccoli and herbs. Did you get a plot for the Cheverly Vegetable Gardens? Do you have extra space in your yard? A little yard, but some space for container gardening? We encourage our Cheverly Community Market friends to grow their food (and, of course, supplement your bounty with beautiful fresh produce, seafood, meat, breads and other wonderful products from the Cheverly Community Market!)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We're only a few short months from the opening of the 2009 Cheverly Community Market season! Need a little boost during these chilly first days of Spring? Visit our flickr page!
More information is coming very soon...we'll keep you posted!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Are you missing live music from your friendly Market house band? They're playing around the DC area a bit, and next Saturday you can catch them at Mayorga Coffee Factory in Silver Spring. It's a fun venue, they have good food and drink (and coffee!)
Friday, March 6, 2009
Members of the Prince George’s Master Gardeners will be holding a ‘Vegetable Gardening 101’ class at the Cheverly Community Center Friday, March 6th at 7PM and Saturday, March 7th at 2PM. The one-hour class is for the plot holders of the Cheverly Vegetable Gardens and other interested vegetable gardeners in Cheverly. Get an application and guidelines for the Cheverly Vegetable Gardens here. A third class will be held at the Cheverly Garden Club meeting held on Monday, March 16th. The Garden Club meets at the Cheverly United Methodist Church at 7 PM in the 4th floor Parlor Room. The public is welcome to attend. If you are interested in attending one of the classes, please email email@example.com with your name and the class you want to attend.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Cheverly is growing! The new Cheverly Vegetable Gardens at Boyd Park has 41 4’x 20’ garden plots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many town residents can’t have a garden on their own property for a variety of reasons, including terrain, shade and a lack of available land. The Cheverly Vegetable Gardens will provide a sunny, level place to plant your lettuce in the spring, beans and tomatoes over the summer, and pumpkins in the fall. This is a great opportunity to supplement the great produce you'll get at the Market this season, take part in a community organization (literally at its roots!) and learn and share knowledge with other Cheverly vegetable gardeners! Get the application form and guidelines here.