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Two more weeks to shop the farmers’ market!

Last chance to stock upon clean local produce for winter!

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On Nov. 2, three community partners will be providing information and resources:

Grand Rapids Fire Department Residential Safety Program. The RSP is a voluntary program to prevent fires. The goal is to reduce the number and severity of fires. It offers:

  • Fire safety checks
  • Free smoke alarm upgrades and installations
  • Free carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installations
  • One-on-one fire safety consultation

Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center. CYC offers after school creative writing programming to Grand Rapids youth (1st graders through high school seniors) at no cost to families.

Grand Rapids Public Library “Storytimes” Fun and educational storytimes for children ages birth – 5 years old.

 

 

Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at LINC Saturday 10/19

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11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays

Oct. 19, Nov. 2 & 9 at
LINC parking lot, Madison Ave.
just north of Hall St. SE 49507

Oct. 26 at MLK Jr. Park,
900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506

Only four weeks remain to shop at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market! On Saturday Oct. 19, the market meets at LINC. The harvest is abundant and it’s a great time to but fresh local veggies to freeze or can for the winter months ahead.

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) will be sharing information at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Saturday Oct. 19 and 26. CYC offers after school creative writing programming to Grand Rapids youth (1st graders-High School Seniors) at no cost to families. All programs take place at Jubilee Jobs in the Baxter Community Center. Come join the adventure! Registration for Fall 2 is now open! Fall 2 : November 11 – December 19 – 5 week (NO Class November 25-29).

In all classes students will work to write and edit content for The Book of Explosions, the CYC’s annual anthology of student writing. Students explore various genres and techniques, learning about poetry, narrative, or nonfiction. Students will have the opportunity to share their work in an informal performance at the end of the class term in the classrooms as well as being invited to share their work at an open microphone event at a local business at the end of the term.

Mondays :

Afterschool Adventure – 3rd-5th grade – Book Club 4-5 pm, Creative Writing 5-6 pm – 12 total spaces

Wednesdays :

  • Afterschool Adventure – 1st & 2nd grade – Book Club 4-5, Creative Writing 5-6 – 12 total spaces
  • Amplify – Middle School, 4-6 pm at Jubilee Jobs in the Baxter Community Center – 14 total spaces
  • Craft – High School, 6:15pm-7:45pm at Jubilee Jobs in the Baxter Community Center – 10 total spaces

Contact KAIT by email: kait@creativeyouthcenter.org or by phone (616) 458-5505 to request.

Other community partners at the market on the 19th include the Grand Rapids Public Library Storytime program and United Healthcare with information on accessing free benefits if you have Medicare and/or Medicaid.

Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at LINC Saturday

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  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays
  • Oct. 12, 19, Nov. 2 & 9 at
    LINC parking lot, Madison Ave.
    just north of Hall St. SE 49507
  • Oct. 26 at MLK Jr. Park,
    900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506

Only five weeks remain to shop at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market! On Saturday Oct. 12, the market meets at LINC. The harvest is abundant and it’s a great time to but fresh local veggies to freeze or can for the winter months ahead.

Community partner, United Healthcare, is sending its Kent County community outreach coordinator, Molly Carpenter, to share information on accessing free benefits if you have Medicare and/or Medicaid.

Grand Rapids Food Co-op hosts Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story

unnamedTuesday, October 22 7-9 pm
DGRI Conference Room, 29 Pearl St. NW.
Admission is free

Grand Rapids Food Co-op is hosting Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story, an in depth exploration of cooperative grocery stores and how they differ from the commercial sector. Jon will be offering an engaging presentation with time for discussion, book signing.

Who Owns Your Grocery Store?
New book about consumer-owned grocery stores pulls back the curtain on the grocery giants. Food has become ground-zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices impact the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most authoritative strand of the food web has received surprisingly little attention: the grocery store―the epicenter of our food-gathering ritual.

unnamedThrough penetrating analysis and inspiring stories and examples of American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements. Author Jon Steinman:

  • Deconstructs the food retail sector and the shadows cast by corporate giants
  • Makes the case for food co-ops as an alternative
  • Shows how co-ops spur the creation of local food-based economies and enhance low-income food access.

Grocery Story is for everyone who eats. Whether you strive to eat more local and sustainable food, or are in support of community economic development, Grocery Story will leave you hungry to join the food co-op movement in your own community.

Jon Steinman is the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner (2006-2010) and of Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System – a television and web series currently streaming online. Jon was an elected director from 2006-2016 of the Kootenay Co-op – Canada’s largest independent retail consumer food co-op, serving as Board President from 2014-2016. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia. www.deconstructingdinner.com

Farmers’ market at MLK Jr. Park Saturday

20190824_110954The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market will meet 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MLK Jr. Park, 900 Fuller SE 49506 this Saturday, Sept. 28. In addition to shopping for fresh local produce, baked goods, and crafts, stop by to chat with the community partners planning to be there:

  • Grand Rapids Public Library will host Storytime at the market through Oct. 26.
  • United Healthcare will share information on how to access free benefits with Medicare and Medicaid.

Meet our new market manager!

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11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7
LINC Lot, 1167 Madison Ave. SE 49507 (just north of Hall St.)

Ayanfe Jamison has stepped into the market manager role at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market. She also works at New City Farm as its garden coordinator and farm assistant.

Ayanfe hails from North Carolina and has great experience with agriculture, community development, and youth empowerment. When you stop by the market Saturday, please give her a warm welcome!

The market will meet at the LINC lot on Sept. 7, 14, and 21. and at MLK Jr. Park, 900 Fuller SE 49506 on Sept. 28.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market provides a wide variety of local produce, cottage kitchen foods, personal care items, crafts and ready-to-eat foods. Our vendors are primarily women of color, home growers and residents of OKT’s targeted neighborhoods. In addition to providing access to healthy food, the market hosts meal preparation activities, workshops and guests from community organizations.

We welcome Bridge Card, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC and many other assistance and coupon programs. How the Double Up Food Bucks Program Works 

Get fresh produce for your Labor Day cookout at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market

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Southeast Area Farmers’ Market
Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
8-31-2019 at LINC parking lot
Madison Ave. just north of Hall Street SE.

Kids Food Basket is joining the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market this Saturday as a vendor. Their melons, tomatoes, and sunflowers will be a wonderful complement to the fresh Michigan produce our other vendors will on hand.

For more convenient access to rest room facilities, the market will meet at LINC most weekends through November. See exact dates and locations below.

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