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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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The GClub at Riverwalk Trust



MOTIVATE~PARTICIPATE~ACTIVATE

After successfully chairing the Riverwalk Trust from 2004-2006, Renée Quinn decided to develop a legacy project  that would make both a visual and tangible impact on the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s downtown, the Riverwalk Park. By bringing together Riverwalk Trust’s past chairs and Tribute honorees with community leaders and residents, she believed it was possible to tap into years of experience and commitment. “After all, it’s everyone’s responsibility to give back to Fort Lauderdale’s ‘Central Park’ that we call Riverwalk” says Quinn.

In the fall of 2008, Riverwalk Trust announced the launch of their new membership level, The GClub at Riverwalk Trust. Dedicated to the greening of the Riverwalk Park and the creation of a more sustainable, more grounded downtown lifestyle, The GClub will serve as the launch pad for an on-going series of projects.

The inaugural project of the The GClub at Riverwalk Trust is the installation of decorative potted planters throughout the park, spilling over with lush, tropical flowers and trees. A matching grant for $22,500 was secured for the project through the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Business Capital Improvement Program. “The installation of the pots is a way to beautify the Riverwalk and enhance the pedestrian experience of visitors to the park,” said Ginny Miller, Co-Chair of the GClub. Another benefit of the project is serving as a visual cue to the community that there is a vested group caring for the park.

On Saturday, February 13th,  2010, 110 Volunteers including Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, City Commissioner Bobby DuBose, Genia Duncan Ellis and the CVC – Citizen Volunteer Corps, Leadership Broward Class XXVIII and Riverwalk Trust members completed the planting process in record time. Renée and her team were able to raise over $50,000 from GClub members, supporters and companies: The Riverwalk Trust Board of Directors, Bob Dugan and EDSA, Andrew Lester and The Continental Group, Ginny & Tom Miller with Miller Construction, Joe Marotta with Premier Beverage, Renée Quinn with QuinnProQuo, Genia Duncan Ellis with Ellis Consulting, Ken & Terri Ortner, Pat & Jim Demos, Lee Sheffield, Gary & Monica Correll, Bob & Susan Drinon,  Terry Stiles, and The Huizenga Foundation.

As part of this program, GClub members will also have an opportunity to “Adopt-A-Pot” along Riverwalk Park.  Renée and co-chairs Ginny Miller and Joe Marotta plan to create events for the group that will include membership gatherings, exclusive wine dinners for GClub Trustees and a GClub signature event planned for 2011.

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Posted in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County and Creations and Fort Lauderdale and GClub @Riverwalk Trust and QuinnProQuo and Riverwalk Trust by on April 17th, 2010 at 1:13 pm.

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