Farmers Market Returns!

Ah, a sure sign of Spring!

Are you ready to come to the park to support our local Pendleton businesses, farmers and artisans?

This weekend kicks off Pendleton Farmers Market Saturdays at Falls Park by the Community Building. The Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your coffee and take the dog for a stroll to enjoy this weekly event.

farmers market

The market features a wide variety of vendors from local growers to those who sell goods and provide services. A little sampling of what you might find this weekend: local produce, eggs, honey, herbs, plants, and flowers, baked and canned goods as well as unique, handcrafted items.

And, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Maybe you’ll even stumble across the perfect gift for the special “Mom” in your life at the market.

Rugged Run This Weekend…Have You Heard?

So, this is exciting! This Saturday, May 10th, is the First Annual Rugged Run at Falls Park to benefit the South Madison Food Pantry.

rugged run

What is the Rugged Run? The YMCA put together this race which features a Canned Food Challenge, where runners carry a pack of canned goods, to be donated to the South Madison Food Pantry, throughout the race course. The heavier the pack, the better…as the heaviest pack will win a prize!

The winner will win either a three-month YMCA membership or a Fall Creek Golf Club round of golf for four. The runner-up will receive the prize not chosen by the winner.

In addition to those racing with packs of canned food, the South Madison Food Pantry will be accepting canned food donations near the start/finish line from 9 to 11 a.m. So, even if you’re not in the mood to run/walk the race, come out with canned goods to support our local food pantry!

You can register the morning of the event from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. with cash, check or money order payments. The cost of the race is $30 for ages 21 and older and $25 for ages under 21. Click here to download the registration form.

Get out there and support our community and local food pantry in this first annual event!