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Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at LINC Saturday 10/19

Red Christmas Retail Medium Rectangle Banner (1).pngSoutheast Area Farmers’ Market
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.

Slow Food West Michigan awards grant to OKT

SFWMLogo-e1425570965857Slow Food West Michigan has awarded OKT a you $500 grant to fund our heirloom greens and herbs project, which is part of our food growing project with students and households of Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy. The heirloom herbs to be grown include basil, sage, cilantro, rosemary and more. Students will also be planting a variety of vegetables and fruit plants. The produce will be used for healthy school-day snacks and shared with students’ households.

Blandford Farm is in the process of starting the herb plants for OKT. OKT will also provide seeds, window boxes and containers, soil and soil amendments, and a garden coach to oversee the project.

Hip hop artist Quelle Chris sends GR a personal message

Hip hop artist Quelle Chris gave OKT special permission to share his new release, “We Eat It” a song that addresses the poor food choices that are making people sick in America’s urban neighborhoods. For more good hip hop, stop out to LadyfestGR 2013 tonight. Jean Grae and Invincible take the stage at the Pyramid Scheme , 68 Commerce SW, at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10.

You can follow Quelle on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/QuelleChris