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Jean Tarbett Hardiman: Lamb's Gate Market opens at Heritage Station

Jul. 04, 2013 @ 12:52 AM

The fair trade gift shop Lamb's Gate Market re-opened Tuesday, this time at its new location at Heritage Station.

Lamb's Gate Market opened in fall 2012 on 9th Street and sells fair trade items with all the proceeds going to benefit Remar Orphanage in Nicaragua. "Fair trade" is the global concept of ensuring farmers and artisans in less developed countries are paid decent wages and have better working conditions.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The shop will be among the Heritage Station businesses staying open late Friday, July 5, for Cinema under the Stars, which is showing "Jaws."

THE WILD RAMP: The Wild Ramp is planning a month long birthday party in July to celebrate its first year in business.

On July 13, the local food market will kick off festivities with a throwdown for the best birthday cake. The competition will be among the three instructors of The Wild Ramp "Let's Cook Local" cooking classes. Susan Robarts is making a Green Tea Ginger Birthday Cake, Jessica Long is making a Raspberry Blackout Birthday Cake and Sharon Pressman is making a Semolina Birthday Cake.

Tasting tickets for the throwdown can be purchased in advance at The Wild Ramp and are $1 to sample one cake and $5 for six cake samples. All proceeds benefit The Wild Ramp.

Fundraising will continue at The Wild Ramp and online for the entire month of July. The Wild Ramp hopes to raise $10,000 to help support the mission of the store, to operate a year-round community-supported market that provides a viable economic outlet for local food producers while providing consumers access to locally grown agricultural products. Customers will have a donation opportunity while shopping there or on-line at: http://goo.gl/moHx1.

For more information about fundraising events and gifts needed at The Wild Ramp, visit its website at www.wildramp.org.

ASHLAND TOWN CENTER: The kids version of Aeropostale is now open in the Ashland Town Center Mall. Called P.S. from Aeropostale, the shop hosted a ribbon cutting on June 28. The store sells kids sizes 4 through 12.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.

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