BHM: Tuesday 5/15, 3:30-7pm

From announcement:

Byrd House Market: Tuesday May 15
Well All, we’re two weeks in to the market season and the weather remains fine. A little sun, a little rain, the crops are rising and the scenery is lush. If you haven’t taken advantage of our landmark (in our opinion) Mulberry tree’s berry dropping you might want to jump on it. Tour the Byrd House Farmlet with Matthew our Farmlet Project Coordinator, and learn more about the Allegheny Mountain School. Come by and enjoy the shady environs and some of the perks for shopping our fine, fine farmers and food producers…

2 Weeks! 2 Winners!
Support your Byrd House Market. Our weekly raffle is generously sponsored by Byrd Farm & Rural Virginia Market. $1 ticket gets you a chance at a week’s share of goodies from Byrd Farm – value $33.83. Win this week, pick up your share next week. And we get to see your pretty face. Not too shabby!

3rd Tuesday Jam at BHM
Today you can jam with other acoustic musicians under the Mulberry Tree. Coordinated by longtime vendor, Patricia Stansbury of Epic Gardens, this monthly session brings local and visiting string musicians together to practice and share synergistically melodic and rhymthic good sounds. Beginners welcome!

Storytelling at the Market – Caroline and Beth are Back!
Caroline was in the “house” last week. Today, 4:30-5:30 pm, Beth joins us from the Richmond Public Library Main Branch. Bring the kids, your inner kid, and enjoy the afternoon under the Mulberry Tree.

Byrd House Bash
Thursday, May 24th, sponsored by the Associate Board of Governors of William Byrd Community House. Enjoy a night of good old southern hospitality including a silent auction featuring gift packages from local vendors, food from local restaurants, bourbon tastings and live music. 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Historic Tredegar, 500 Tredegar Street. $30 ticket includes: open bar (beer/wine), bourbon tastings, food from local restaurants and a live band. Silent auctions and food donors include: Peter Blair, VMFA, Comfort, Riverside Outfiters, Juleps New Southern Cuisine, Bikram Yoga Richmond, Six Burner, Olio, and more! Purchase tickets at http://byrdhousebash.eventbrite.com/. All proceeds benefit William Byrd Community House.

Saving Celery in your Fridge
Celery limp and turning brown? “A celery bunch can be stored in the fridge by putting the root end in a wide-mouthed jar with an inch of water and tent the top with a plastic bag.” And what about molding lemons? Cilantro sliming over? Sour cream becoming decorative? This usually happens because beyond the recipe we bought these ingredients for, we don’t know what to do with them! Check this piece for tips on saving and using these commonly wasted good foods: http://grist.org/food/four-foods-you-probably-waste-and-how-to-stop/

Farmers Markets Become Key Weapon in Combating Food Deserts
http://grist.org/locavore/thousands-more-farmers-markets-soon-to-be-open-to-food-stamp-users/

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Ana Edwards, Manager
Byrd House Market & Library Programs
Grace Arents Library & Education Center