Bright Knights

The Bright Knights Barbershop Quartet will rove the Scandia Farmers Market from 4:30 to 6 p.m., June 12. The quartet consists of lead vocalist Karl Wicklund, baritone Larry Fisk, bass Ken Mettler, and tenor Alan Salmela.  All are members of the Balsam Lake based Indianhead Barbershop Chorus. 

Season opener features barbershop quartet

 

Scandia Farmers Market will open this year with plant sales May 29 and June 5. 

The early season gatherings will also feature flowerpot and seed exchanges. Kids can get sunflower seeds to plant and bring back in August to see whose grew the most.

The full market vendor season begins June 12 with haircuts under the trees by Hår Salon and the Bright Knights Barbershop Quartet roving the market from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The quartet consists of lead vocalist Karl Wicklund, baritone Larry Fisk, bass Ken Mettler, and tenor Alan Salmela.  All are members of the 62-year-old Indianhead Barbershop Chorus headquartered in Balsam Lake. 

Opening day will also feature presentation on flag etiquette by Dave Rovang at 4 p.m. in honor of Flag Day, June 14.

The weekly markets typically feature live music and activities or giveaways. In July and August, kids who sign up for the Power of Produce (PoP) Club will get a $2 token to spend on fresh vegetables or fruits. 

Held on the grounds of the Gammelgården Museum (20880 Olinda Trail North), the Scandia Farmers Market is where local farmers, bakers, makers and crafters offer a variety of fresh produce and handmade goods directly to customers. The market began in 2011 to encourage connection between consumers and growers, and foster social gathering and community building. 

Scandia Farmers MArket: 3:30-6:30 p.m.

 

2019 Weekly Themes

May 29

Plant sale, flower pot and seed exchange; give out sunflower seeds to kids to plant and bring back in August for competition

No music

June 5

Plant sale, flower pot and seed exchange; give out sunflower seeds to kids to plant and bring back in August for competition

No music

June 12

Haircuts under the trees 3:30-6:30 by Har Salon; Flag Day and presentation by Dave Rovang on flag etiquette at 4pm; bring your usable canning jars to pass on to others and wire coat hangers to recycle

Bright Knights Barbershop Quartet 4:30-6:00

June 19

Remembering our Heritage - Quilts from the Valley

Music: Rarely Scene

June 26

Baby goats from Poplar Hill Farm

Prairie Anthem

July 3

NO MARKET

July 10

Watermelon give away – customer appreciation! Power of Produce (PoP) Club begins for children age 4-12 with FREE $2 token they can use for fruits and veggies

Music: Fendrick & Peck 

 

July 17

Scandia Fire Truck & PoP Club

Music: Rarely Scene

July 24

Friends and family Day & PoP Club

Music: Prairie Anthem

July 31

17th Annual Farmers market week & PoP Club

Kusin Ulf

August 7

PoP Club

Music: Rarely Scene

August 14

Community Corn Feed & PoP Club

Music: Rarely Scene

August 21

PoP Club

Music: Prairie Anthem

August 28

Stock up for Fall & PoP Club; Sunflower Contest for kids. Kids bring in your sunnies or pictures of your sunnies for prizes for the tallest, widest, smallest, cutest, unique

Music: Rarely Scene

September 4

Back to School

Music: Prairie Anthem

September 11

National Honey Month

 

September 18

The Season’s Last Hurrah!

 

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