Sunday, August 8, 2010

Birthday, Vegetables and Taekwondo, OH MY!

We had an event-filled Saturday! Celebrating National Farmers Market Week the Spenard Farmers Market had a fun Kids Day Saturday with demonstrations, games, activities and loads of HUGE, fresh veggies. Gus' entry "Spenard Plankton" won third place in the kids category but the best part was having the entire Market sing Happy Birthday to my 13 year old!

Brooke Hepinstall of WoolWood Studios and Garden, the original "Garden Tart" prepares to enter "Turnip-zilla" (which Gus named for her!) in the Vendor category of the Spenard Farmers Market Vegie Carving Contest -she went on to win first place with her blueberry eyed creation.

On Roulet, the Garden Manager at the Hotel Captain Cook gave a vegetable carving demonstration at the Market -can you believe she carved this all from VEGETABLES?!

Mark, Jae, Pat and On judge some of the entries in the "Spenard Veggie Head" vegetable carving contest.

Once again, Big Brother Will comes through and helps me set-up, work and take-down our Market booth AND takes his little brother Gus to test for his new Taekwondo belt Saturday. Then Will and his girlfriend Kimberly came to dinner and the movies (of course Gus wanted to see the new Karate Kid at Bear Tooth Theater Pub!) for Gus' birthday. I've got GREAT kids.


Cinderelish said...

That bouquet is amazing. It looks like you all had a great time.

Linda Starr said...

What a super day for Gus, that bouquet is unbelievable it's made out of vegetables.

Tracey Broome said...

Your kids really are adorable. the veggie fest is adding a whole new meaning to supporting local farmers!

cookingwithgas said...

those are great- such an endearing family you have there!

Kristen :) said...

That's so cool! Artful food...yum!