May 18th: Sign up for the Kids Garden

Sign up today on our very first day of Market for the 2013 Season to help plant the Kids Garden on June 1st. We will be planting in our  purple raised beds near the perennial gardens on the eastern side of the Market. Visit the Kid’s Corner tent on the western edge of the Market to sign up your little ones to plant their very own vegetable garden in their very own purple raised beds.

 Children will be guided by the local Weeders and Seeders Club led by Penn State Master Gardener Dr. Wilma Light on Saturday June 1st as they learn to plant seeds and transplants which will grow into delicious vegetables. Children are urged to come back to the Market every Saturday to tend to the garden by weeding and watering it as necessary for it all to grow and thrive. Families can sign up to tend the garden and may harvest the veggies when they are ready to pick.

June 1st-Weeders and Seeders help plant the Kid’s Garden

Bring your little gardeners back to the Market on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 8 am to plant the Kid’s Garden with the help of our local Weeders and Seeders Club and Penn State Master Gardeners. We want to get started early in the day before it gets too hot.

Kids will learn not just how to plant a garden, but also learn how to take care of a garden. Participants are welcome to drop in every Saturday and pull weeds or water as is necessary for the garden to grow and thrive.

Today, kids will plant vegetables that they can eat later in the summer with thier families. This is a great way to teach children WHERE thier food comes from. It encourages children to try new tastes when they know that they helped to grow it themselves.

Another date to remember is August 10th when registered dietician, Nick Fischer, will cook up what the kids pick that morning to show how easy it is to prepare healthy and tasty foods at home.

June 22nd-Westmoreland County Historical Society


Star of the West was a title given to Westmoreland County by 18th century German pioneers who regarded it as a “stella” or star as they traveled from eastern Pennsylvania through this region and toward western territories. The 5-pointed star also represents the five counties that were carved from Westmoreland’s original boundaries – Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland. This Star reflects our mission to provide a guide through history to a greater understanding of the present and a clearer path to the future.
 On Saturday June 22nd, Historical Society members will be at the Ligonier Country Market from 8 am until noon conducting Colonial Children’s Games at the Kid’s Corner tent. Stop by and join in the fun!

July 13th-Doll Houses and Miniatures sponsored by The Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary


While many visitors to the 35th annual Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary Dollhouse and Miniature Show will be looking for items to fill their own dollhouses, event organizers and vendors say a big draw is shopping for unique gifts of decorative miniature collections.

Stop by the Kid’s Corner tent on July 13th to get a taste of what you will see at the annual show this year.

Excela Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary is excited to be celebrating the 35th year of presenting the Dollhouse Show and Miniature Sale on September 29, 2013 at the Ramada Hotel in Greensburg. A committee of the auxiliary started the show in 1978.Pamela Buzan, daughter of Barbara Elster, one of the original committee members, is still participating in the show.

In the Kid’s Corner at the Ligonier Country Market on July 13, WHA members will show how to make a simple dollhouse from a cardboard box. Leftover wallpaper or gift wrap can become rugs, and decorations. With a touch of paint on the outside and some miniature furniture, you can create a small dollhouse and have hours of fun. The rooms to be displayed are the designs of one of our members and her granddaughter for summer vacation fun.

Chances for a large dollhouse will also be on sale at the Market on July 13, 2013. The winning ticket will be drawn on September 29, 2013 the day of the Dollhouse Show at the Ramada Hotel.

Come and see us at the Dollhouse and Miniature Sale. We will have a few surprises for you!

Dollhouse and Miniature Show

Sponsored by: Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday September 29, 2013

Admission: $5; $2 for ages 2 to 10

Where: Ramada Hotel, 100 Ramada Drive, Route 30 East

Greensburg, PA 15601

For information or tickets call Sally Rager at (724) 837-2393 or

Nora Kemp at (724) 832-1687

August 3rd-The Art Room

 PictureThe Art Room will be bringing their signature brand of fun and creativity to the Kid’s Corner at the Market. The Market will provide materials for kids to creat their own works of art to take home with them today. Read all about them below and visit their website at

The Art Room opened in February 2010 to provide the children of the
community an opportunity to further explore
their creative side.

Art students will enjoy fun, creative, educational, experimental, and exploratory art instruction with gentle guidance and individual attention. Children will experiment with a wide range of art materials and art processes, develop skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking and above all have a lot of fun!

August 10th-Fischer Nutrition Cooking Veggies with Kids

Fischer-Nutrition-LogoJoin Nick Fischer on August 10th from 8 am until noon as he prepares fresh veggies the Kid’s Garden participants have harvested that morning from our Kid’s Garden. Learn new and easy ways to prepare fresh veggies that your children will enjoy eating.

Fischer Nutrition is a community based nutrition consulting company with a mission to help people and communities healthier through better diet choices. Aside from diet plans for individuals, families, and or athletes, another tool Fischer Nutrition uses is interactive Healthy Cooking lessons and parties. These lessons serve to teach people how to use nutritious, cheap ingredients to make healthy meals and snacks all while saving time and money. At the Ligonier Farmer’s Market Fischer Nutrition will be teaming up with the Ligonier YMCA to produce a FREE cooking demonstration using locally grown foods to create a fast, easy, healthy meal.

More information about Fischer Nutrition can be found at:

Every time you eat you have the chance to do something good for yourself.

Whether it’s to lose weight, to live healthier or to learn what will help your athletic performance.

Fischer Nutrition will do that for you.

September 28th-Kid’s Garden Clean Up and Pumpkin Painting

paintedpumpkinsThe end of the gardening season is here and we are cleaning up the Kid’s Garden, getting it ready for bed for the winter. The last veggies to come out of the garden are pumpkins and we will be painting ours on Saturday September 28th from 8 am until noon at the Kid’s Corner Tent at the Ligonier Country Market. Come join the fun, see you there!