Lots of great events happening this week at Atherton Mill and the Atherton Market. Below is the weekly newsletter from manager, Lynn Caldwell. Market is open Tue-Sat 9am to 2pm with extended hours to 7pm on Tue.
What’s happening this week at the Atherton Market?
The newsletter today is going to be short and seasonal because things around here are crazy busy! We’re up to our spooky eyeballs in events and happenings, and want to spend our time making sure everything is ready.
When I arrived at the market this morning there were odd rumblings from Trolley Car #1… with a rich and vibrant history, it is no wonder that something or someone from the past might be making an appearance to remind us of neglected and forgotten stories! On this eve of Halloween we’ll issue the “all aboard” and hear tales from the ghost conductor and his spooky assistant. Come around after 4 if you dare! Your child can also participate in early “trick or treating” around the market. Pay a visit to each vendor for a little treat.
We’re hoping the weather up North doesn’t affect the fishing this week, because we’re set to roast oysters and cook up the Lucky Fish version of a Low Country Boil on Friday afternoon to kick off the weekend. From 3:00 pm until 7:30 or sellout you can get a cup of stew and a couple of roasted oysters for five bucks. Adult beverages and other options will be available throughout the afternoon and evening, as well as music, art and many of our regular vendors who you already know and love. Make plans to start your First Friday festivities with us.
Then wake up Saturday and join us for the Harvest Festival, as we enter what is traditionally thought of as the Harvest season. We’ll have music by market favorite folk artist Katie Oates, and a cooking demo that will help you figure out what to do with the abundance of mushrooms that are popping up around the market. We’ll have activities for the kids, tastings, and lots more. Always a family friendly morning!
What’s new around the market? Beautiful cutting boards by Sixteen Acre Wood at Simply Local, as well as Pink Lady apples and apple cider. Duck eggs from Harmony Garden. Mushroom Mill mushrooms. Hand carved rolling pins and kitchen utensils at Cluck Around Urban Farm Supply. Broccoli, radishes, and many varieties of winter squash, great roasted or in stews and chili. And baguettes and Ciabatta from the King’s Bakery, fresh on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Cardais Gourmet.
Now off to make the magic happen! Come join us this week as we transition to November. If you’ll remember from last year we had an awesome fall and winter season and we’re expecting another one.
Keeping it fresh and local,
Lynn S. Caldwell
Atherton Market Manager