25
Sep
2015

Good Local Markets offers Free Farm-to-Market Workshop for Children

2 year old Googie loves to water his herbs with a water gun (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

2 year old Googie loves to water his herbs with a water gun (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

As if we didn’t love Good Local Markets like crazy, starting this Sunday September 27th, Good Local Markets are partnering with Farm to Market Workshop to offer activities for children ages 3-8 at the markets. The workshops are free and  parents must remain onsite during the time.  Through a holistic, project-based program, workshops run by instructor, Jennifer Stuart  will engage young minds through the exploration of food, farming, nature and life skills. This sounds like heaven for our Itty Bitty Foodies who love to cook, learn about nature and garden though using a water gun was probably not what they had in mind (but it was heaps of fun). Here are the details of upcoming workshops.

Good Local Markets adds Farm to Market workshops for chlidren

Good Local Markets adds Farm to Market workshops for chlidren

Sunday, September 27 10:30am – 12:30pm at Half Price Books
“Planting a Rainbow – Growing Vegetable Soup” – Children explore garden plants of many varieties and colors, participating in a seed planting activity and lesson about growing and planting vegetables and flowers.

Sunday, October 18 10:30am – 12:30pm at Half Price Books                                           

Saturday, October 31 9am – 11am at The Green Spot Market and Fuels

“What About Worms?” Children observe composting worms and harvest some worm castings to take home with the help of Texas Worm Ranch.  Students will creat their own pet worms from clay.

 

Saturday, November 14 9am – 11am at The Green Spot Market and Fuels

Sunday, November 22 1030am – 12:30pm at Half Price Books     

“Birds and Bees,” hosted with the assistance of Urban Chicken Ranch and Texas Honeybee Guild allows children to observe bees and interact with live chickens. Students will use a variety of art materials to create their own bees and chickens to take home.

Good Local Markets operates three farmer’s markets in Dallas and includes only local growers and makers.  The Lakeside Market is on the first and third Saturday of the month at Lakeside Baptist Church (9150 Garland Road), White Rock Market is the second and fourth Saturday at Green Spot Market and Fuels (702 N. Buckner Blvd.) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The Vickery Meadow Market is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Sunday at Half-Price Books (5803 E. Northwest Highway).

Here’s more info on: Farm to Market Workshop.

We support our local farmers and growers by buying from these markets. Which is your favorite farmers market? Tell us in the comments below!

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