The Bainbridge Farmers' Market returns to the Square in downtown Bainbridge tomorrow, Saturday March 28! This Spring season we invite you to come grow with us! We're teaming up with the Bainbridge YMCA to bring you fitness events on the Square throughout the season. Join us for Pilates on the Square on opening day at 10 AM. But don't wait until 10 o'clock to come see us - the first 5 shoppers will get a free Kale Yeah! Farmers' Market bag, and the first 25 visitors to the info booth get to take home a free baby basil plant. Use the basil to jump start your own herb garden for a chance to win $50 Market bucks. The Superb Herb Garden Photo Contest runs all season long. Visit our photo booth with your friends and family and share your pictures with us - just tag them with #bainbridgefarmersmarket.
Some of our favorite vendors return to the Market this season, along with fresh new faces. Harvest Moon Market, Sherman Farms, Southern Fresh Market, and Willie Williams will all be at the market with fresh produce. Satisfy your sweet tooth with cinnamon rolls from April Kneads Dough, cane syrup from Damon Scott, or treats from Peace Valley Bakery (and don't forget to pick up some fresh-baked Peace bread!). Bring your knives down to Bob Stott for sharpening to get ready for spring cooking. Pick up some treats for your furry friend from Dudley's Doggie Delights. Bainbridge High School FFA will have live plants and Bob Stott will have heirloom flower seeds for your Spring gardening needs.
To help celebrate our opening day, three of your favorite downtown restaurants are featuring dishes with our season's signature herb - basil! Crave Eatery will debut a basil sauce, which will also be packaged in jars for purchase at the market. This delectable sauce may be used in a variety of ways: in salads, as a dip, on top of grilled meat or fish, drizzled over soups for a burst of flavor, added to grilled cheese sandwiches or pizza, mixed with rice for a delicious basil garlic rice, on pasta as a sauce, or over roasted vegetables. Isaac's Bakery will serve up a warm and hearty tomato basil soup, full of amazing flavor! Port City Deli will feature a Grilled Chicken Caprese Wrap. This wrap contains grilled chicken, mozzerella, tomato, basil, and a balsamic reduction on choice of wrap.
While you are downtown, don't forget to visit all our lovely local shops. A custom made Refinery candle will be available at Maiden South with $1 from each purchase going to support continued work of the Bainbridge Farmers' Market. The scent, Farmers' Market, is a blend of sun-ripened tomato and basil and herbs.
Downtown Bainbridge is the place to be Saturday morning - we can't wait to see you there!
As always, we'd like to thank our vendors, our loyal customers, the downtown business community, and our sponsors for helping us bring Bainbridge back to the table.