Wednesday, October 31, 2012

At the Market on Saturday!

Please find our farmers in their same location until November 10.  After that, you'll find them on Saturday closer to the store.  Wednesdays we'll continue to provide the market year round inside The Party Source.  (more below)

Roena's mums
Bellevue Farmers MarketNovember 3, 2012

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Wednesdays: 3:30 - 7:30 pm 
Saturdays: 8 am - 1 pm 
95 Riviera Drive 
Bellevue, KY
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Texas Joe's
Wednesday at the Market
Take the Local Food Pledge
Our Vendors
Greensleeves Farm
Shady Grove Farm
The Farm at Holiday Harbor
Our Mother's Garden
Moore's Farm

Texas Joe
Texas Joe Trailer  
Breakfast served from 8AM to10:30AM 
BREAKFAST MENU: Eggs featured by The Farm at Holiday Harbor.

Lunch from 10:30 to 1 pm!  Visit Texas Joe at Wednesday's market for dinner!

Visit Texas Joe for a chance to win a fabulous gift basket from Our Mother's Garden! 

Texas Joe deliciousness
Chipotle pulled chicken with black bean salsa.

Veggie breakfast
Vegetarian breakfast with ingredients from The Farm at Holiday Harbor and Greensleeves Farm.

Wednesday Market
Wednesday's market hosts a few vendors that cannot join us on Saturday. 
Blue Oven Bakery is at market with their extraordinary wood-fired bread made with local organic ingredients. 
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Local Food Pledge
Local Food is food produced within the "local foodshed' in the Central Ohio River Valley Watershed within 100 miles of Cincinnati.   
Making a 10% shift in buying or producing local food does not mean all of your food has to be local. It just means shifting what you currently eat to include 10% more locally grown and/or produced food.

If 10% of the regional population takes the pledge it will result in over $49,000,000 infused into the local economy and 544 local jobs!  Plus, it's better for the environment and a healthier option.   

Click here to take the Pledge and learn more about it and Green Umbrella.   

Meet Our "Family"
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Backyard Orchards
Belmont Services - Hedgecock Farm
(Wed only)
The Boone Garden
Cooperative Craft Booth
Moore's Farm
Our Mother's Garden
Redman's Farm Winery
Texas Joe

Please find our farmers in their same location until November 10.  After that, you'll find them on Saturday closer to the store.  Wednesdays we'll continue to provide the market year round inside The Party Source.  

Supporting our local farmers provides you with healthy tasty food, builds relationships, is fun, is a way to learn about what to do with local food, supports our local economy, is environmentally friendly and so much more.  Visit the market and find out more.  

Greensleeves Farm
Fanciful Fall    

Gretchen's ginger
Photo courtesy of Chef Stephan from Bouquet
Greensleeves Farm survived the wind, pretty much.  They have some repairs to do to the high tunnel, but they should be able to grow greens and cabbages even during the "dark side" of the year. 

They return to the Bellevue Saturday market with more of this amazing Fresh Ginger, lettuce, kale, spinach, winter squash, garlic, and a few sweet potatoes.  The hens are really slowing down egg production; they hope that after they move them into the greenhouse this weekend, numbers will improve.

Remember, this Sunday you can celebrate the turning of the seasons with the Greensleeves Fall Harvest Potluck and Bonfire.  Come to the farm 5-9, enjoy fantastic food vegan, vegetarian, omnivore style, and BYOB.  They will have apples for bobbing, and pumpkins for tossing, and straw bales for seats around the bonfire and storytelling.  Email Gretchen at for directions--GPS will not easily get you to 10851 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Alexandria!

Shady Grove Farm
Fall Harvest       
Sunset at Shady Grove Farm
Sunset at Shady Grove Farm - photo shared from Nancy's blog

Shady Grove Farm sends good wishes and prayers to all those affected by this week's devastating storm. They were fortunate to have no more than a few branches down, and still no hard freeze. But the cold nights have slowed things down. This Saturday, look for plenty of Fall greens (curly mustards, extra-curly, extra-spicy mizuna, black mustards, and the very first rapini), a few baby summer squash, lots of those tireless Anaheim & poblano chiles and tomatillos, and radishes - long scarlet, black Spanish and everyone's favorite, rose heart.

And of course, USDA-processed local beef and goat meat, 100% produced without antibiotics, steroids, hormones OR "pink slime." Five percent discount on beef purchase of $50 or more: Reply for cuts available and pricing.

Also pick up an order form for your holiday wreath, hand made of 100% natural, unsprayed, sustainably harvested REAL greenery: white pine, blue berry juniper, boxwood, magnolia, bllue spruce. Wreaths will be delivered at Market on Saturday, November 24.

To send inquiries about the beef or wreaths email: 

Check out our farmers market manager, Tony, and the beautiful scenery at Shady Grove Farm while assisting Nancy with goat hoof trimming. 
Nancy's blog provides you with insight into life on the farm, recipes, and much more! 

The Farm at Holiday Harbor
Squash, Peppers, Beans, Eggplant, Tomatoes & Watermelon!
There's nothing like picking in the cold wind and rain caused by Hurrican Sandy!  They're looking forward to the warmer, sunnier days predicted for the weekend.  They still have lots of squash, peppers, beans, eggplant, tomatoes and watermelon!

Our Mother's Garden
Start your Christmas shopping early!
Super soaps!
With Christmas just a few months away, it's the perfect time to get your luxurious handcrafted soaps at the special price of $5 per bar.  This includes the current inventory of soap for sale at the Market.  There are a limited number of each batch.  How about Lemon Silk, Fuzzy Navel, Rosemary or Fresh Fruit Salsa?  And, there are many more to choose from.  Everyone likes receiving a bar of handcrafted soap as a gift.   

Winter/Holiday soaps will be available later in November!  Three Kings, Vanilla Hazelnut, Christmas Memories, Oak Leaves and Acorns and Berries and Twigs are just a few. Hope to see you at the Market!

Go Green!
Check Out Ann's Green Tip of the Week!
JoGreen Cleaners

This week Ann will have new gift baskets of all-natural soy tarts scented for the holidays, Holiday Wreath & Flowers, Buttery Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread, Cinnamon and Spice, Eggnog, and Santa's Sugar Cookies.
Also available: All-Purpose cleaner, Disinfectant cleaner, Glass cleaner, Sink and Tile cleaner, Soft Scrub, Disinfectant wipes, Dishwashing disks, Soy candles and tarts, tart warmers, and Organic Dog treats.

GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK:  Reuse that pumpkin!
Think twice before throwing your jack-o-lantern in the garbage.  Your Halloween pumpkin will be a treat for wildlife.  Cut the pumpkin into chunks and place the pieces throughout your backyard .  The birds will love it!

In order to protect inventory, Ann will not be at the market during inclement weather.

Moore's Farm

Veggies, Greens, Potatoes and Dried & Fresh Flowers!

Pretty in Pink
Moore's Farm thanks everyone who has visited their tent and bought locally grown, fresh picked vegetables and cut flowers this season!  Their plans for next season are to continue raising plants, fresh vegetables, and cut flowers for your table.  For our last two weeks we will have:

Tomatoes (red and green), an abundance of fall/winter squash and pumpkins for pies, fresh green onions, large cabbage heads, kale, mustard, peppers (sweet and hot), china rose radishes and other mixed radishes, turnips (large and small) with tops for fresh greens, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and whatever other surprises they find.

Flower offerings the next two weeks will include dried arrangements, boxes of dried flowers for you to "pick your own", and colorful gourds.  From a fun experiment in growing florist mums in the greenhouse, we will cut all those that have bloomed for "last of the season fresh bouquets".  The florist mums are limited, so please come early if you need fresh flowers.  

The mums in the banner photograph are beauties from Roena's greenhouse.   

Bellevue Farmers Market
| at The Party Source | 95 Riviera | Bellevue | KY | 41073

Shop Bellevue this Friday!

Prepare for a little toe tapping while you're on "The Avenue" with live music in addition to great eats and dynamite shopping.    (more below)

Tyler HIldenbrand mural
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Art Exhibit at Sigra Gallery
Travel Options
Shop Bellevue!
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Upcoming Events
Bellevue Farmers Market
at The Party Source
Saturdays: 8 am to 3 pm
Wednesdays: 3:30 to 7:30 pm

Celebrate seasonality - buy direct from your local independent farmer. 

Outside 2-day market until Saturday, November 10.
Then look for the Wednesday market inside The Party Source until spring!

Shop Bellevue!
Turkey Jam - Giving Thanks 
Friday, November 2
beginning at 6 pm
Enjoy live music on the sidewalks and in the shops on The Avenue as we give thanks to the patrons of Bellevue.

Saturday, November 17
Shopping locally owned independent businesses makes a difference!  Pick up a passport for a chance to win a Fairfield Avenue gift basket!

Christmas Walk
Friday, November 23
Saturday, November 24

10 am to 6 pm 
Start your holiday shopping during  these festive days and earn chances to win fabulous prizes.  

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24
Shop with participating businesses for the American Express Small Business $25 gift certificate promotion. 

Shop Bellevue!
Home for the Holidays - A Dickens' Christmas
Friday, December 7
An old-fashioned festive evening of shopping and dining.

Holiday Tour of Homes
Saturday, December 8
4 to 8 pm
Be sure to stop by the Avenue to shop and dine!

Astar (Charlotte) Daniels at Sigra Gallery
Landscape by Charlotte
Sigra Gallery is pleased to present a showing of portraits and landscapes by renowned artist--Astar (Charlotte) Daniels. The opening will be on 
 Friday, November 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. and exhibit will run thru December 31. 
Portrait by Charlotte  
Highlighted by her 92nd Birthday Celebration on Saturday, November 24
Sigra Gallery will hold a reception from 1 to 4 p.m.  The public is invited to both events.

Travel Options
Sure, you can hop in your car to get to Fairfield Avenue, but you may also want to consider walking, riding your bicycle or taking a TANK bus or the Southbank Shuttle.
It's hip, it's green, and you're bound to meet great people along the way. 

Bellevue's independently-owned shops and galleries, fine eateries and bars hope you will share this monthly e-newsletter with your friends and family. You will find a link below to make it easy.  Thanks!

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Turkey Jam_2012

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Turkey Jam 
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Beginning at 6 pm   
Prepare for a little toe tapping while you're on "The Avenue" with live music in addition to great eats and dynamite shopping.   

We hope you'll join our businesses help others by bringing a canned good to donate to the St. Bernard's Food Pantry.   

205     Sigra Gallery
Opening Reception and Art Exhibit by Astar (Charlotte) Daniels: A Life in Review at 92.  
223     Pretty's 
Special guest, Shawn Holley, personalizing glass engraving on-site 6-9. Sale on Furniture, Longaberger, Signature pieces of Fenton, Waterford, Quilts, Coats & Sweaters. Something for EVERYONE! 
224     Bridal 911     
305     Home Style                             
307     The Cozy Cottage          
10% off one item, 20% off 2nd item 30% off 3rd item. Check out our new flying wish paper for $1 donation to local food pantry.   
309      RSVP Services
Art Opening - Jason Ian Erler - Abstract works on canvas and wood from the last decade and representational drawings on paper from the last year or two.  Live Drawing on the night of the event.
310     Avenue Brew       
Our dinner special will be delicious homemade pot roast.      
Come celebrate our 7th year anniversary and shop our huge after Halloween sale!  
313     Bellevue Bistro
318     Bella on the Avenue   
Shop our fall selection of clothing, accessories and boots.  Bring in  a non perishable food item and receive 20% off one clothing item. 
We're open until 7 pm on Fridays.   
321     Little Moments           
334     Past & Presents            
336     Purple Monkey                     
341     The Bellevue Beadery     
Shop at "The Gift Shop" at The Bellevue Beadery and receive 10% off any piece of jewelry.   
343     Pasquale's 
339     Mrs. Teapots Tea Room   
Join us as we celebrate our 7th year!  Our full menu will be available during Shop Bellevue! 
400     Circa                                    
401     Fabulous Finds for Less  
404     Interior Visions     
Enjoy 50% OFF all Halloween Decor! Drop off a canned good item and receive 20% OFF any one non-sale item.  
405     Healing Therapy 
406     Twice as Nice Antiques and More      
"DISCOUNT SURPRISE" - Let's Make a Deal! 
411     Twisted Sisters Cafe        
Our Harvest Apple Pretzel, with apples baked into a half pretzel, dipped in cinnamon/sugar, then drizzled with caramel sauce...topping of pecans..for $2. 
420     Schneider's Sweet Shop         
Give a foiled covered chocolate Turkey; a Meltaway Turkey or Pumpkin for Thanksgiving! Featuring our homemade Fudge specially priced at $7.95lb. It's not a holiday without the homemade goodness of Schneider's Sweet Shop!
421     Thyme Square        
The amazing sampling of Thyme Square products from teas to spices and some other amazing creations. We will also have a drink special for our customers.  
511     Siam Orchid  
For our dine-in customers, enter to win a $25 Siam Orchid gift certificate valid through the end of this year.  
519     The Elusive Cow                           Opening Next Week!    601     Mackey Advisors                  
605     Crone Cottage    
Treasures, Trinkets & Baubles. New items of adornment and hidden gems at the Crone Cottage.
605     Oasis for Healing
Visit us and hear the soft jazz of our friend Jim Bankert and refreshments.
708     Doggynauts

Halloween Costumes and Cookies 50% off.  Bed-Beds-Beds! All sizes and types for Doggies & Kitties. Check out our Paw Print Beds. Don't forget to get your pet's photo engraving in time for the Holidays.


A Chili Master Has Been Crowned!
Congratulations to Avenue Brew for receiving the most votes during The Avenue's "Chili Crawl" on October 20th--their White Chicken Chili was a huge hit.  The rainy, nasty day did not keep true chili fans from coming out and also sampling tasty creations from The Bellevue Bistro, The Elusive Cow, Siam Orchid, and Twisted Sisters.  Lots of crawlers left this fun event with smiles on their face, full bellies, and spots on their shirts!

The Art of Jason Erler
At RSVP Services  
The Art of Jason Erler
Private Mythology vs. Biography as written by Jason Erler 
I have never tried to make a big deal about being a self-taught artist. I have always been an artist. I always will be. I'm not interested in the ideas of the so-called conceptual approach to creation.
I create because of my relationship with the source. And the source has no concept.
It would be like the ocean thinking of a cup.
I'm more interested in the actual history of artists themselves.
Their minds. Their artistic desires. The mythology they created so they could cope with the imagery that had to be produced.
Had to be.
This is how to learn about art. How to grow as an artist. By looking at those that told the immortal stories that haunt all of our dreams through any artistic medium. Their private mythology becomes public. Even if we do not (or refuse to) understand it, it still connects us to the source.
When we look at art in this light it might become clear that the life story that led me to this line of reasoning is irrelevant. Where I grew up, or went to school. My hardships and joys. The artists I endorse or despise. What I look like or how I dress. All have no relevance. What is relevant is the story or mythology I have created to share with the viewer and if you connect with it. If you do then my shamanistic duty to help connect you to the source has succeeded.
More art by Jason Erler  

Banner artwork by Tyler Hildebrand of Hilde's Gallery.
Shop Bellevue! poster design by Mark Kerley of Lucky Rabbit Studio.

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