Here is a Guest Post from Wendy Kendall, from Farmers’ Insurance and Phoenix resident.
On Sunday, my family and I went to City Center of City North’s final Market Festival of the season. The weather was just perfect so it was a great day to enjoy the sunshine and be outdoors at the Market Festival. They have great vendors with very healthy vegetables, salsas, Honey Bear’s BBQ you name it—but what does my family buy? Of course, bread, cupcakes and Kettle Corn.
It starts off with the location. The first booth we hit was Arizona Bread Company where we sampled the Cranberry Orange Bread—I have to say it was quite good and even my 5 year old liked it. We decided to get a loaf to bring home. In the booth next door, we met Nicki from Cupcake Café. My husband was determined to buy some of their cupcakes, so we ended up with mini cupcakes for $10. The flavors included wedding cake, which was white with almond frosting, chocolate with chocolate frosting and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. There were 4 mini cupcakes of each- or should I just say bites because that is what they were! Needless to say, my husband was happy with his purchase.
We passed all sorts of cute things as we browsed through the stalls- tutus and accessories for girls, fun train rides for the kids, jewelry, cookies, vegetable booths, and more. It was all good stuff and it is so important to support your local businesses!
The last stop was my favorite as I’m a sucker for kettle corn and it was being served just the way I like it – hot right out of the kettle. I’ll take one of those please!! As I knew it would be, it was delicious. After a fruitful stroll, all were happy at the Market Festival.
Sadly, this was the final one of the season. But, the good news is starting in May on Saturday nights, City North will have free concerts mostly in front of Kona Grill. These concerts are a lot of fun- dancing and fun time. Even the kids have fun—so we will look forward to that.
The first City North concert for 2012 is May 12th at 7PM. The group playing that night is called Vinyl Station. They play indie folk ranging from Ryan Adams and Coldplay to Mumford and Sons! Sounds like a fun time to me and the best thing is the event is FREE!
P.S. The cupcakes, bread and kettle corn were gone by Sunday night!!
Guest Blog Post Courtesy of Wendy Kendall – Farmers Insurance