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Adjusting to Online Learning

7 Tips for Success

With the whirlwind of changes, online learning is about to become part of the mix. Tighten the hatches! Schools, parents, and children are scrambling to figure this out. Anxiety is running high, and the learning curve is turning out to be fairly steep for some. Don’t worry; as a parent or grandparent, you have the wonderful ability to improvise, and more importantly, take a deep breath and check out these tips for helping your kids adjust to the changes.

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Farm to Table
We are striving to be...

Well Rooted in Nature

Farm to Table is a wonderful event that the farmers' market puts together each year in late-summer. This year, it will be on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Vendors from the market are working with our chef to prepare a wonderful meal using local ingredients. We are looking forward to this year’s event, and know that some of you have concerns. That’s okay; the committee that oversees this event has safety as a top priority. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Masks will be required when guests are not eating. It might be inconvenient, but it is a simple enough gesture to keep one another safe.
  • Anyone who is sick should stay home.
  • We’re going to ask you to wash your hands…maybe more than once.
  • Seating arrangements will be a little different, so please indicate if there are others in your party who are purchasing their tickets separately.

Despite these changes, we think the event is a great one. Money raised will be, as in years past, put toward market improvements. (There was a bit of a set-back on that last year when we had to replace a portion of the roof on the office.) We hope that you will consider joining us to make Farm to Table a success!

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Cycle Parade
September 19

An event worth writing home about!

A popular event is returning in 2020!

Our Cycle Parade will still take place on September 19, 2020 at 10 AM. Children and adults will have a chance to ride on Main Street in parade fashion from the farmers’ market at 520 N. Main Street to a point south that has yet to be determined. The parade will then turn around and go back to the market, where a prize will be awarded for the best decorated cycle and popsicles will be enjoyed by all!

This year’s theme:

All Things COVID
Flatten the Curve, Not your tires!

The registration form and more details will be available soon! In the meantime, check the website for information.

Cycle Parade
Something a little different for breakfast
Courtesy of Olena of

Rice Pudding is for Breakfast!


  • 1 cup jasmine brown rice (or any long-grain rice)
  • 6 cups unsweetened almond milk, divided (or a combination of almond, regular, and coconut milk)
  • 2 tbsp butter, salted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 cups frozen berries (cherries, blueberries, chopped strawberries, raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain or the flavor of your choice and can omit if you don't have any on-hand)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey


  1. Rinse rice with cold water really well, until water is clear; drain. In a medium pot, combine rice, 4 cups of milk, butter and vanilla extract. Cover and bring to a boil (don’t walk away so milk doesn’t run away). Reduce heat to low and cook covered for 40 minutes or until rice is soft and tender, stirring a few times and making sure rice is not burning (good pots really help).
  2. Remove from heat and add 2 cups of milk, raisins and chia seeds. Stir and let the pudding set for 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a large baking dish (for easier storage of leftovers) and add berries, yogurt, and maple syrup. Stir gently.

Nutrition Information

Serves 8, Calories 265, Total Fat 7.6g, Cholesterol 9.9mg, Sodium 178.4mg, Total Carbohydrate 44.7g, Sugars 18.8g, Protein 5.9g.

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