Friday, May 15, 2009

Urban Farmers Market this Saturday

This Saturday, May 16th, an Urban Farmer’s Market will be held from 9am-1pm at 1934 N. 4th St, at the corner of 18th Avenue and North 4th Street. The purpose of the market is to raise awareness about the ease with which we can all grow our own food. In this vein, locally grown plant starts will be for sale for 50 cents apiece, as well as some early season greens and flowers grown right here in the University Area. Additionally, demonstrations will take place throughout the time of the market to showcase the ease with which everyone can grow their own food in containers, and a couple of cooking demonstrations to learn just what can be done with all of this great fresh produce. Local Matters, Trisha Dehnbostel, looks to the market as a means of empowering the community. “What really sets our Urban Farmer’s Market apart is the educational aspect,” explained Dehnbostel. “We’re not just selling food. Our cooking and gardening workshops are giving people the skills they need to take charge of their own healthy eating and wellness.The market will also feature the "Veggie Van", Local Matter's mobile farmers market. Three other markets will take place during the summer on July 25, August 22, and September 26, and will offer more demonstrations and wonderful, fresh produce grown within the 3 square miles of the University Area.

1 comment:

Trish said...

Thanks Liz for helping to carry plants and bringing your support today! Wonderful day.