May 17, 2013 - 5:00pm

Youre Invited! We hope that you will be able to attend the Unveiling Ceremony of Creative Bike Rack winners, along with the Metal Arch spanning Historic 2nd Street, on Friday, May 17th at 5pm on Main Street. See complete details below.

Thanks to the creative designs of several local and regional artists and metal workers, Platteville’s Main Street will soon be home to three unique bike racks.  The creative designs were submitted in response to a competition, which was organized and managed by the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee and generously funded by a grant from the Platteville Community Fund.  This is the result of the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee’s Creative Bike Rack Design Competition, in which community members, artists and metal workers were invited to submit design proposals for functional public art bike racks to enhance the Main Street district.

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Creative Bike Rack and 2nd Street Arch Unveiling Ceremony: Friday, May 17th

5:00 – 6:00 pm we meet in front of Driftless Market (95 West Main Street) and will walk down Main Street spending approx. 10 minutes at each rack and the 2nd Street Arch to recognize the artists, hand out award checks, and photograph the artist with their rack. **Be prepared to make a brief statement about the inspiration for your design.

6:00 – 6:30 pm interested riders will meet in front of Momentum Bikes to set off on a 30 minute community / family ride. (this will be the location of the last rack to be recognized).

6:45 @ City Park – Join us for a celebration with food and music in the Platteville City Park – just off of Main Street near the Driftless Market where we started. Music will be provided by Grandpa's Headache -  http://www.facebook.com/GrandpasHeadache?fref=ts
 

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April 27, 2013 - 10:00am

Join Robin Timm, Driftless co-owner, and Safe Home Farm farmer, with years of gardening experience. Event will be held in the Lower Level of the Driftless Market, 95 West Main Street

From winter dreams to spring planting, go through the steps of creating a small or large kitchen garden. We will look at various seed varieties, choose our favorite summer veggie treats and then plot out a kitchen garden.

Pre-registration is required. Fee for participation is $5 - All participants will leave with a plan and a packet of seeds.

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April 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

RECYCLEMANIA: Driftless Supports UW Platteville Recyclemania's "Bring Your Own Bag" Week March 3rd
with reusable bag specials & promotions through Earth Day - April 22nd, 2013

  • 10% OFF on Select Reusable Bags
  • Bring Your Own Bag to Benefit the Platteville Community Arboretum (PCA): Whether you refuse the bag or bring your own bag(s),  Driftless Market will drop a DIME (the approx. cost of single use plastic/paper bag) in a Jar for each single use bag not used. All proceeds go to PCA as a part of the matching fund drive with the City of Platteville. Goal will be to raise $350 + dollars during that time period to bring awareness to 350.org

 

April 22, 2013 - 12:00pm

On April 22nd, 20103 (EARTH DAY!), we will be in the Markee Pioneer Student center from noon til three in the afternoon providing samples, recycle information, store information, and you can have a chance to win a $20 gift card in our raffle!

Driftless co-worker and current UWP Student and Driftless Student Intern will have a table set up in recognition of Earth Day! Stop by and sign up for the Raffle.

April 13, 2013 - 1:00pm

April 2, 2013 - 5:30pm

Do you want to bring more balance and harmony into your life?  Join us at the Driftless Market for a series of sessions exploring the concepts and practices of Ayurveda.  Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced in India for over 5000 years with principles to prevent disease, maintain health and bring rejuvenation  to the body/mind/spirit.   It’s about living in harmony with your own nature/constitution. Join Mary Ann Shultz, Ayurveda Educator

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm Driftless Market lower level - 95 W Main Street

Pre-registration is requested.  You must attend the Basics session to continue the series.

Dates/Topics:

  • Tuesday April 2nd ~ Ayurveda Basics -  Come learn what VATA, PITTA, KAPHA mean and how they influence your basic nature/constitution.  We’ll also explore how they manifest in your body in a healthy balanced state and what they look like when you are out of balance.  We’ll share general/simple ways to bring balance. Cost – FREE 
  • Tuesday, April 9th ~ Spring Season - Foods & lifestyle practices to maintain health in the spring months from an Ayurvedic perspective. Cost- $15
  • Tuesday May 7th ~ Ayurveda Basics -  Come learn what VATA, PITTA, KAPHA mean and how they influence your basic nature/constitution.  We’ll also explore how they manifest in your body in a healthy balanced state and what they look like when you are out of balance.  We’ll share general/simple ways to bring balance. Cost – FREE 
  • Tuesday, May 14th ~ Summer Balancing - Foods & lifestyle practices to maintain health in the summer months from an Ayurvedic perspective. Cost- $15

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March 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join UW-Platteville and the Platteville Sustainability Committee for a FREE SHOWING of this critically acclaimed documentary - Friday March 8th and Wednesday March 13th, 7-9pm. More information: http://tinyurl.com/amojcw4

Photo: Join us for a  FREE SHOWING of this critically acclaimed documentary- Friday March 8th and Wednesday March 13th, 7-9pm.  More information: http://tinyurl.com/amojcw4

March 5, 2013 - 5:00pm

Due to winter snow conditions the Driftless Market will be closing at 5 pm today (Tues. March 5th).
The Ayurveda Intro class scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm. Please call to re-register or sign-up 608-348-2696.
Thanks for your understanding. Be safe if you're traveling.

 

 

March 2, 2013 - 10:00am

Driftless Market Presents: How is it Made? Lampwork Art Glass Beads

Saturday, March 2nd from 10am - 3pm

Join the Driftless Market in welcoming Cathie Roberts, of Farm Girl Studio, for a demonstration of her beautiful lampwork art glass bead making technique, and opportunity to hear about how she uses these one of a kind beads in her unique and creative jewelry designs.

Cathie will be making glass lampwork beads on a hot head torch. Beads are made on a metal rod called a mandrel, it is coated with a clay like substance that keeps the glass from sticking to the mandrel. They are then annealed in a kiln for many hours to insure they cool slowly and thoroughly.  This makes them stronger and prevents cracking. Cathie lives on a small farm in Scales Mound Illinois. She wanted a simpler way of life after working in corporate America and   living in the burbs.  Stained Glass was her first artistic endeavor in glass but Lampwork beads are now her passion. Each one is it's own little canvas. Soap, Jewelry, working with fibers and up-cycling from found materials are all ways she keeps busy.  Cathie is an Artistic Pioneer Woman  - Creating her way through life.

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February 14, 2013 - 12:00pm to February 15, 2013 - 5:00pm

From Noon - 5pm on Thursday, Feb. 14th & Friday, Feb. 15th

Join the Driftless Market in welcoming Becky Ambrosy for two chair massage sessions. She will be opening Platteville Massage Therapy LLC in April of 2013. plattevillemassage.com. She is a UWP grad with a degree in business and will be graduating from Blue Sky Massage School in Madison at the end of March.  Becky says that “By providing massage therapy I will be able to help people to have a better life and lower stress levels.  I will help clients through the following types of massage: Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, and Relaxation. I am excited to use my educational background to become a thriving local business and practice the profession that I love”.

The chair massages are free but tips are appreciated. The average tip is between $5-10.

There will be a sign up for time slots after Feb. 10th.

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