This Tuesday At Byrd House Market

From email announcement:


Welcome new vendors!
Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes joins us this week with locally made savory cheesecakes in amazing flavor combos in JARS. Jim Mead, Mount Airy Studio, is a Richmond area painter bringing limited edition prints from a new inspirational series, It’s All About Love – great gifts. Thinking of You Creations returns with YumTarts, Cookies and Granola!

See our complete vendor list for July 30 by clicking here.


Herb Tea Making & Herb Drying Demo
At 4 pm and 6 pm Learn how to make tasty herbals tisanes (teas) from from fresh herbs from the garden and learn about the healing properties of several common garden herbs. Learn also how to effectively dry and store herbs for future use. Taught by Gananathamritananda Swami from Shakambhari Devi Herbs. Manager’s Note: Gananatha regularly offers samples of his tisanes.

Teens Learn at the Byrd House
WBCH is really pleased to partner once again with HandsOn Greater Richmond to provide one of the 5 days of site-specific activities for their TeenImpact summer program. 10 kids will spend Tuesday morning in our Library with Stacy Luks of SloFood RVA and then help set up the market, visit with vendors, tour the farmlet with Matthew and learn about WBCH Food Pantry and Farmlet processes. Later they’ll do a scavenger hunt and shop the market!


Featured Vendor: Heath Farm
Bill and Joyce Heath have provided a wide variety of sustainably-, locally-, and family-grown vegetables and plants since Byrd House Market began in 2007. I must be in pepper mode because following the Padron Pepper sear of the week before this last week I took the bag of green, yellow and orange bell peppers and decided that every meal would incorporate one or more of the colors and sweet, crunchy goodness from these peppers. So far
– a salad of greens, sweet orange peppers with shaved sharp cheddar cheese and a simple olive oil, squeeze of fresh lime, salt & pepper dressing, and
– a saute of green peppers, crimini mushrooms, onions, garlic laid over fried eggs and garnished with cherry tomatoes!

Acoustic Music by Blue Lotus Collective Face Painting by Madeline Making it Bilingual with VACLAA will bring art activities to make and use bright, colorful signage for the garden, farmlet and market in English and Spanish. Art, Literacy and Food! For all you kids!

Stuff the Bus!
at The Diamond this Sunday, August 4 at 2pm. Learn more at!


Ana Edwards, Manager
Byrd House Market & Library Programs
Grace Arents Library & Education Center
William Byrd Community House / 804.643.2717 ext.306