Virtual events & activities
9AM: Wake-Up Workout with Tailored Fitness. Visit Tailored Fitness' Facebook for a live workout class to start your day out!
11AM: Virtual Talent Show premieres live on City of Ridgefield's Facebook page. Ridgefield's Got Talent and we want you to see it!
NOON: Order lunch via delivery or pick-up from a local restaurant. Find a list of what is open here.
1PM: Maypole Dance Video & First Saturday Anniversary Celebration. Tune in to a live premiere of a slideshow of 5 years of First Saturday festivities then look back on previous Maypole Dances. Enjoy your made-at-home Anniversary Cupcakes while you watch!
- Virtual Farmers Market: Learn how you can support local farmers while the market is closed.
- Ridgefield Art Association Toilet Paper Art Show: View the gallery and vote your favorite here.
- Downtown Scavenger Hunt Map Challenge: Complete this challenge based on memory - if you need to fill in the blanks take a walk or drive through downtown while observing physical distancing.
- Pick up a May Day Basket 'no-contact' from Ridgefield Community Library.
- May Day Flower Crown: Make a flower crown following instructions from Ridgefield Floral! Use the kit you picked up from City Hall (or find a list of materials below), then follow the tutorial! Please observe physical distancing when you pick it up.
- DIY Anniversary Cupcakes: Celebrate spring and First Saturdays with a sweet cupcake design. Pick one design or try them all!
- Catch an update from the Ridgefield Garden Club.
C.S.A. = Community supported agriculture
CSA is an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture and is a way to buy fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farmer in your local community. Supporting local agriculture is a way to support your local business community, your neighbors and keep your food dollars in the local economy.
The concept of CSA is simple. A farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included such as fruit, fresh eggs or honey.
Consumers may purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
The following local farms offer CSA:
- Full Plate Farm, Ridgefield, WA (Winter Only)
- Milennium Farms, Ridgefield
- April Joy Farm, Ridgefield
The following local farms are operating their farm store currently:
How to make your crown:
- Grab your kit you picked up from City Hall or gather the following materials: assorted Silk flowers and greens, glue, ribbon (optional), un-coated light-gauge floral wire (enough to go around your head twice), coated floral wire (enough to go around the head).
- Head to Ridgefield Floral's Facebook page for an instructional video. (Or follow the instructions below).
- Complete your crown and take a picture wearing it.
- Share your pictures with us on Facebook or Instagram with #VirtualFIirstSaturday - we want to see your beautiful creations!
ANNIVERSARY CUPCAKE RECIPE
Each year, we celebrate the anniversary of First Saturday with cupcakes! This year, its up to you to bake and design your own cupcakes to celebrate spring!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and position a rack in the middle of the oven. Line one 12-cup standard muffin tin or two 24-cup mini-muffin tins with cupcake liners.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
- In another medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until light and foamy, about 2 minutes. While beating, gradually pour in the melted butter and then the vanilla.
- While mixing slowly, add half of the flour mixture. Then add all the milk, followed by the remaining flour mixture; take care not to overmix the batter. Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin tin.
- Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean, rotating the tin about halfway through baking time, 18 to 20 minutes for standard cupcakes or 10 to 12 minutes for minis. Cool the cupcakes in the tin on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on the rack completely. Frost and decorate as desired.
Now try out one of these decoration ideas!
May First Saturday is typically the Garden Club Annual Plant Sale. Here is an update on what the club is up to these days:
- As always, they are taking care of the planter boxes in downtown and adapting the type of plants to allow for a lower maintenance summer.
- While there won't be the big annual plant sale we are used to, they still have homegrown starts and plan to sell them in June at the Farmers Market.
Created with an image by Marisol Casben - "Clean eating"