Pedal Power Project

We’ll be raffling off 3 ‘almost new’ bicycles at the market, on Saturday, August 10.  These bikes are really beautiful.  Tickets will cost $5 each.  When we have sold 100 tickets we’ll close the raffle.

All the money will go to buy bicycle parts like tubes, tires, brakes, etc. for the Pedal Power Project – a very worthwhile project which rehabs used bikes which are given to refugee families.

Please click here to see the recent article in the Neighborhood section of the Courier-Journal about the Pedal Power Project.  Bob Callander, the founder of the St. Matthews Farmers Market, is the chairman of the Pedal Power Project.

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Read about St. Matthews Farmers Market Producers in:

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Empress of Herbs - features Peggy Thieneman of Thieneman’s Herbs and Perennials

Grounded in the Land - features Les Snyder of Sunshine Farm

Food Canning and Preservation Class on June 16 at 10:30 am

Wouldn’t it be nice to eat your own home-grown produce all winter long? Now you can.

The St. Matthews Farmers Market in partnership with the Greater Louisville branch of the University of Kentucky’s Alumni Association will be hosting a Food Canning and Preservation information session in conjunction with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The presentation, which is open to the public and free to attend, will take place on Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Family and Consumer Sciences agent, and canner extraordinary, Chris Rivera, from the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will show the audience basics of home canning, including how to properly freeze and dry various fruits and vegetables. Live demonstrations of canning methods using pressure cookers and hot water baths will also be showcased.

The demonstration will be held in the Activities Building.

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service offers general canning information online at Principles of Home Canning.

Reprinted from 6/7/2012 St. Matthews Farmers Market Newsletter