Thursday, April 30, 2009

REMINDER - Indie Sacramento this Saturday at Fremont Park!

Rain or Shine!

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10am-3pm
Fremont Park
1515 Q Street
Corner of 16th & P Streets
Midtown / Downtown Sacramento

* FREE Admission! FREE swag bags to the first 150 patrons!
* Shop for hip, handmade goods, clothing, and accessories!
* Enjoy live entertainment!
* Appreciate local food & drink or plan a picnic lunch with the family!
* Attend IndieSacramento's Craft University for craft classes & demos!

IndieSacramento's biannual trunk show and craft bazaar happens once again this May 2, from 10am-3pm at Fremont Park in the Midtown/ Downtown Sacramento area.

The IndieSacramento May Market hopes to spread a DIY ethic throughout the Sacramento area, encouraging patrons to live both cheaply and creatively during these trying financial times.

The May Market boasts over 40 craft and fashion vendors, carrying a wide variety of affordable and fashionable handmade goods. Besides having the opportunity to support local small businesses and crafters, IndieSacramento is also giving patrons the opportunity to dabble in DIY themselves by offering IndieSacramento's first-ever Craft University.

The Craft University tent will offer craft demos like yarn spinning, as well as craft classes, where patrons can make a new craft, for only a few dollars to cover supplies. Check out the IndieSacramento website in April for a full schedule of the classes and demos that will be offered.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fremont Park Chess Festival Success

Members of the Sacramento Chess Club held a Chess Festival on Saturday April 25, 2009 in Fremont Park.  There were lessons, a simultaneous exhibition, and quad competition.  Families and friends came out to enjoy the sun and play chess in the park.  Special thanks goes out to the United States Coast Guard for providing tables and chairs for the event!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fremont Park Farmers Market Begins May 5th!

Fremont Park Farmers Market starts back up on May 5th!

Come on out and get fresh and local produce!
Certified Farmers' Markets are an effort to reestablish the traditional link between farmers and consumers in California. Certified Farmers' Markets are "the real thing;" places where genuine farmers offer only agricultural products they grow themselves for direct sale to the public. By eliminating the middleman's additional costs and multiple product handling, both the farmers and the consumers benefit.

Although the Certified Farmers' Markets are strictly governed by the high quality and growing standards of California, their farmers can bring field and tree ripened fruits and vegetables which are too delicate for the packing and shipping processes of traditional food distribution systems. In addition, consumers are assured of obtaining only California grown fruits and vegetables, fresh and in season, at attractive prices.

California farmers are the most regulated farmers in the world, but high standards add to the cost of farming and put our farmers at a competitive disadvantage with produce shipped from other areas. By shopping at Certified Farmers’ Markets, consumers directly support our responsible California family farmers, help save our vanishing farmland and maintain a safe food supply in the state where they raise their families.

Certified Farmers' Markets have become social gathering places and are the face of the communities they serve. They are where the agrarian community and the urban community relate to each other. The markets serve as great communication vehicles whereby patrons come face to face with their food source, enjoy the enlightenment of a multicultural experience and learn from the exchange of information.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Free Capture the Flag Game - Tuesday, April 21, 2009: 6:45pm - 8:15pm

Another free pickup game of CTF this coming Tuesday night! Bring your friends and share the love.

We had about 30 people come out last time. Come help us try things out for the league! Wear your XOSO shirts if you've got one.

We'll be at Fremont Park (between 15th and 16th Streets and between Q and P Streets). We'll play until 8ish or it's dark. Meet us at the fountain in the middle wearing your Xoso shirt if you have one!

You remember the game: two teams, each with a flag and a jail. You have to sneak across the field, past the neutral zone to capture their flag, all while evading the other team. If they tag you on their side of the field, you go to their jail where you will be guarded vigilantly. Never fear, your team can spring you from the slammer by tagging you before they themselves are captured.

This is a free Xoso Sports event. Invite your friends! If you have a XOSO SHIRT please wear it to this event. We'll head over to Hot Italian for a little drinking and socializing after the game.