Southeast Area Farmers’ Market: The harvest is truly bountiful!

Summer’s almost over but that doesn’t mean you can’t find nutritious locally grown produce in your neighborhood. Both Southeast Area Farmers Market locations will be open through the end of October. Our backyard growers and farmers are at that point in their growing season when the harvest is truly bountiful.

If you and your family live in theGerald R FordMiddle School neighborhood, back to school can mean back to healthy eating. Now open from5to7 p.m.on Fridays, the market will provide the kinds of foods our kids need to be healthy, study hard and do well in school.

Did you know eating nutritious foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, improves kids’ academic performance at school? On the other hand, fast food, junk food and highly processed convenience foods (think anything that comes  in a colorful factory-made package) can contribute to attention deficit disorder, poor sleep habits, being overweight and a sluggish immune system–more allergies, colds and flu!

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market has two locations to serve you!

  • Gerald R.Ford Middle School, 851 Madison, SE, Fridays, 5 – 7 p.m. Our Kitchen Table will be hosting a free workshop in how to mix your own inexpensive, non-toxic garden fertilizers and insect repellants.
  • Garfield Park, corner of Madison Avenue andBurtonStreet SE, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both of our market locations accept cash, debit cards, EBT, Project Fresh and Kent County Health Department coupons. If you buy with your EBT card, you receive $2 in free Double Up Food Bucks for every $2 you spend, up to $20 each time you visit!