Friday, September 04, 2009

9-5-09 Clayton Farm and Community Market Newsletter

Written by Amber Southerland Polk and edited by the CFCM Board

Email with any questions, comments, article contributions or to get your own weekly copy delivered to your inbox. The Clayton Market is located at the Clayton Town Square at the corner of Main and O’Neil Street in Downtown Clayton. We are open every Saturday, April-October 8am-1pm.

Keiko’s Handmade Baby Clothes at the Clayton Market: I am in love with the quality products from Keiko. She makes everything from bibs and jumpers to diaper bags with lots of pockets and soft balls for baby to play with. Keiko also has several purses for big sister and cute hats for older boys. Then of course there are plenty of purses and bags for people who like something different. She even has a basket of goodies up front that holds several reasonably priced items that would make great gifts. I personally love the matching coaster set that looks like one of my grandmothers quilts. I have attached several pictures. Make sure to stop by her booth, your going to love the quality and price of these handmade items. If you want something special, make sure to ask her because I’m really beginning to think she can make anything.

Just When You Thought Your Garden was Finished: Toad Song Farm will be bringing lettuce and cabbage plants for fall gardens. Now we all know I am no good at this gardening thing, but I think you can pull up some plants that have fizzled out and plant the lettuce and cabbage for a fall crop. I have also had some luck with lettuce in container gardens.
In addition to bedding plants, Toad Song Farm will also bring their lavender crafts and goodies. These make wonderful thank you presents, as well as a treat for yourself.

Mushrooms love cool weather: Due to the cooler weather we have had this week, the already amazing shiitake mushrooms David brings should be even better this week. Remember, he sells out fast, so get there early!

Job Description for 2010 Clayton Market Board Members: The Clayton Farm and Community Market is governed by an independent board of advisors.
• Each member must be a member in good standing of the association
• Will serve no more than 3 consecutive terms on the board
• Board term of office is 2 years
• Must fulfill position of voluntary Market Manager as needed during market year (usually once a month or less)
• Must attend monthly Board meetings.
• Duties include, but are not limited to:
o Vote on association business, vendors and vendor products
o Select all standing and special committees
o Designate duties
o Authorize compensation for justifiable expenses
o Schedule regular business meetings
If you are interested in joining the Clayton Market Board for the 2010 calendar year please email us at

Free Soil Sample Kits Available at the Market: Now’s the time to get your free soil sample kits. The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Science gets backed up in the spring, but waiting times to find out what goodies are in your soil are much shorter in the fall. Stop by this week for a box and instructions.

Hydrogen Peroxide Home Remedies: Here are some household uses of hydrogen peroxide--that little brown bottle from the drug store that doesn't cost a lot. Board member Deborah tried #8 and said it combated the beginning of a nasty cold better than anything she has ever tried! Let me know if you have household tips and tricks!

(1) take one capful and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (you can do this in the bath). No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive treatments.
(2) Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them germ-free.
(3) Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
(4) After rinsing your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
(5) Spraying a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on your feet every night (and letting it dry) is a good way to kill foot fungus.
(6) Soak any persistent infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for 5-10 minutes several times a day.
(7) Fill a spray bottle with 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or many other disinfectants will.
(8) Tilt your head back and spay into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold or plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes and then blow your nose.
(9) If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get into the dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for 10 minutes several times a day; it will help lessen the pain.
(10) You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour peroxide directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
(11) You can also use peroxide to clean mirrors. There is no smearing.

Upcoming Events
September 19- Clayton Harvest Festival and music by Paul Bomar Trio
September 26- NC Museum of Natural Science live animal demonstration
October 10- John Spencer, Musician
October 17- Clayton Oktoberfest
October 24 – Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 31- Costume contest for 2 legged children and 4 legged children

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