NORMAN — The Norman Farm Market is planning Market Celebrations from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
They will sell cookbooks celebrating 35 seasons for $12. The Hospitality Booth will be in the southeast corner of the market on both days.
On Saturday, complimentary Norman Farm Market shopping bags will be given to the first 400 customers who stop by and ask for them.
On Saturday and Tuesday, stop by to enjoy free coffee, lemonade, water and samples of treats made from Farm Market products.
Sign up for drawings every half hour and grand prize drawings at the end of the day. Three grand prize shopping bags, each valued at $100, will be awarded on Saturday and two on Tuesday.
On Saturday, the Canadian River Old Iron Club will provide hayrides and trackless train rides from 9 to 11 a.m.
Meredith Scott from Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education Project (the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center) will have a hula hoop family play activity. Participants can learn how to make their own hula hoops.
Many vendors will provide tasting opportunities in their booths. Available now are lots of greens (mustard, kale, spinach, varieties of lettuce), as well as radishes, green onions, asparagus, greenhouse tomatoes, cabbage, snow and English peas, beets, strawberries, eggs, honey, jams, jellies, cheese, herbs and seasonings, vegetable transplants, herb plants, bedding flower plants and hanging baskets.
Also available for sale will be soaps, lotions, knitted scarves, Tupperware, pottery, books for children and furniture.
Coming soon will be new potatoes, summer squashes, cucumbers, green beans and blueberries. For weekly information and updates, visit the new Facebook page, facebook.com/normanfarmmarketvendors.
You know that spring is really here when the Farm Market opens with those luscious fruits and vegetables. Hope to see you there. And make sure to stop by and visit longtime vendor Charlene Perry, who provided me with the details of the upcoming celebrations.
Betty Culpepper can be reached at bculpepper3@
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