11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at MLK Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506
This Saturday at the Southeast Area Farmers Market: Urban Core Collective is providing voter information!
Stop by the Southeast Area Farmers Market Saturday Oct. 24 for organic, fresh, local produce from Groundswell Farm, tasty cottage kitchen goods, and handcrafted personal care items and crafts. If you have Double Up Food Bucks left, now is a good time to spend them! (Our market warmly welcomes SNAP, EBT, WIC and many other assistance and coupon programs.
Friends of GR Parks believes that every person should have equal access to beautiful outdoor spaces and experiences, and is working hard to make this a reality in GR. You can volunteer with them for the Mayor’s Greening Initiative this week. Together with volunteers (in a socially distanced fashion), they are add 400 trees to the Garfield Park neighborhood.
There is a role for you, whatever your skill level or age. Whether you plant a tree, clean tools, run registration or move trees, YOU can make a long-lasting impact in your community by lending a hand!
TREE PLANTING: Plant 1-2 trees in Garfield Park or surrounding neighborhood during your 2-hour shift.
SITE LEADER: These key volunteers are assigned a specific area to oversee during the event. This includes greeting volunteers assigned to work in the area, demonstrating tree planting, distributing and collecting tools, and communicating with Friends staff.
CLEAN-UP: Clear registration area, put away tools and supplies, and assist FGRP staff.
As the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market accepts Bridge card/SNAP/EBT, its patrons using these programs will be able to buy bulk food items at the market along with fresh, local fruits, vegetables and herbs. The market offers some bulk foods for direct purchase as well. By ordering together, minimum purchase requirements for free delivery are met. Food orders will not be marked up from the catalog price. And, OKT is not adding any kind of fee to orders.
The Food Justice Film Festival, Sept 24-27, features four award-winning films that connect issues of environmental justice with our food system, racial justice and access to healthy, sustainable food. Watch independently or set up watch-parties with your staff, friends, family to stay connected during these trying times. Films are free for all audiences. Each film will be available for 24-hours on its scheduled day during the #FoodJusticeFilmFestival.
Sept. 24: “Gather” – a brand new release about indigenous food sovereignty, traditional food systems that protect biodiversity of nature.
Sept. 25: “Invisible Vegan” – a film about African American access to healthy, sustainable food, cultural heritage, and plant-based diets.
Sept. 26: “Dolores” – featuring Dolores Huerta, an influential labor leader and her work to protect farmworkers.
Sept. 27: “Urban Roots” – highlighting the urban farming movement to address lack of access to sustainable, healthy foods.
Make Your Own Personal Care Items 12 – 2 p.m. Sat. Sept. 12 Market hours: 11am. -4p.m. Southeast Area Farmers’ Market atMLK Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506
Are you tired of paying too much for your personal care items? Does the list of chemical ingredients scare you? (It should!) Come to the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Saturday and learn how to make your own!
Ms. Yvonne Woodard, market manager and vendor, has been making her own personal care products for years. She started doing so because of her health — she simply could not physically tolerate store-bought, chemical laden products.
Stop by and learn her tried-and-true recipes for the products living closest to your body!
DTE Energy will be at the market sharing energy saving resources. Urban Core Collective will be helping patrons register to vote.
Southeast Area Farmers Market at Joe Taylor Park 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday Aug. 26 Last market at Joe Taylor Park this year!
Resilient Roots Wellness and The Grand Rapids Yoga Company will offer an All levels | All bodies | ALL people YOGA class during the market tonight. The socially-distanced yoga class is trauma-sensitive and donation-based: In your times of abundance, pay more to accommodate those in need, in times of need-pay less.
Stop by the market, load up on healthy food, and build your wellness!