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Riverwalk Trust’s Urban Market



Join us at Esplanade Park on the New River

One of the initiatives Riverwalk Trust undertook during their Transition was an Annual Event Permit. I am proud to share credit for this “first ever” annual permit with Genia Duncan Ellis and Courtney Crush, who conceived, planned, prodded, pushed and promoted the Trust through this new partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Riverwalk Trust received permission from the Fort Lauderdale City Commission to launch a pilot program that will bring year-round activity and events to our downtown along the Riverwalk Park.  They will execute an annual event agreement with the City, rather than approaching the City Commission with each individual event in Riverwalk Park.  It is an “umbrella” approach —  providing a new way to plan, activate and manage annual programs in the public right-of-way and on City land.

EVERY SATURDAY, beginning April 24 from 8am to 1pmRiverwalk Trust will sponsor an Urban Market on Saturdays at Esplanade Park along the New River from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will feature fruit and vegetables, baked items, seafood, cheeses, pottery and other goodies. The goal for providing the market is to activate the Riverwalk and to provide a service to the downtown and surrounding neighborhood residents.

Many unique and unusual products will be available at the market, including organic produce, an heirloom tomato producer, seafood vendor, organic soaps, spices, sauces, pastries, specialty fruit drinks, specialty coffee vendors, organic granola, jams, jellies, olive oils and spices, olive mixes, pastas, pasta sauces, mozzarella and oils, breads, doughnut muffins and special coffee, orchids, herbs, Peruvian food, guacamole and organic healing herbs. More than two dozen vendors have signed up for the market:

  • Robbie Bell – Speckled Dog Pottery
  • JC’s Ceviche and Salads
  • Carrie Stephens – Captain Redbeards Sauces
  • Jodi Swank – Hydro/Natural Produce – Swank Specialty Produce
  • Walter Ross & Debbie Doll – Farmhouse Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Susana Garcia – Caribbean Fruit &Juices
  • Big Easy Olive Oil Company
  • Vito Volpe – Mozzarella & Olive Oils
  • Judy & John Mioduchoski – Everglades Seafood Express Fresh Seafood
  • Marci Boland – Jams, Jellies & Sauces, L ‘Hermitage Catering and Gourmet Emporium
  • Jan Northrop – Gourmet Granola
  • Brothers Product Market – Great Vegetables and organics
  • Sisters Jonny Altobell & Penny Sanfillpo’s Homemade donuts, muffins, pastries and coffee
  • Margaret Chapman – New Orleans Style Spread
  • Gerri Ash – The Bean Grinder Coffees & Teas
  • Kenyetta Graham – JoLe’s D’Lites – Organic cakes, cookies & Mango preserves
  • Audrey Burg – Auggie’s Doggies Handmade Gourmet Dog Biscuits
  • Flavia Snitcovsky – Bistro Blends – Gourmet infused Olive Oils, Salts & Balsamic
  • Brian & Rachel O’Neill – Papperdelle’s  Gourmet Pastas and Sauces
  • Lisa Romano – My Sweet Dolce – Cakes & Cookies
  • Warren & Marcie Spears – Key West Soaps –  hand-made natural herbal soaps
  • Jim Dixon – The Tea Cart – loose tea, tea wares, soy candles
  • Jim & Alice Welton – Weltonart – Handmade began aromatherapy soaps, sea salt scrubs
  • Kortney  & George Sortino – Potted herbs, seasonal flowers, native plants and vines & select vegetables
  • Amanda Capece  – Good Vibes Teas – organic tea, raw honey, tea accessories
  • Karen Orlosky  – Juice Plus + (May 8th)
  • Maria Mogyorossy – Java Coco Vino  – specialty coffee – iced coffee & teas
  • Rosa Blanco – Estraela Orchids
  • Gwen Watson – Healthy Coffee – custom coffee
  • Jon Albee – Urban Farmer – Organic growing and demonstration

The market is free and open to the public. For more information or to get involved, visit www.GoRiverwalk.com, or call (954) 468-1541.

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Posted in Creations and Events and Fort Lauderdale and GClub @Riverwalk Trust and Riverwalk Trust by QtinuuMi7 on May 8th, 2010 at 1:00 pm.

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