Two GVSU graduate students are helping OKT hone its marketing plan this spring. They have created a survey to help us improve the Southeast Area Farmers Market. Your feedback is requested! Please scan and complete this survey for OKT. Or take the survey here: https://bit.ly/OKTMarket
Oct. 2 The Creative Youth Center (CYC) will share information on their amazing programs. At the CYC, kids become published authors, leading to a strong sense of identity and an enthusiasm for learning. Our programs are offered, at no cost to families, to students aged 6-18 attending Grand Rapids Public Schools or living in Grand Rapids.
Oct. 16 Connect with the Grand Rapids Fire Department Residential Safety Program. The Residential Safety Program (RSP) is a voluntary program to prevent fires. The goal is to reduce the number and severity of fires. The program offers: Fire safety checks, free smoke alarm upgrades and installations, free carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installations, one-on-one fire safety consultation, and connection to assist with fire safety issues
On Oct. 16 & 30 Grand Rapids Red Project will share their life-saving resources. Red Project is a safe place in which people can exercise their right to explore better health choices related to sexual activity and drug use, without judgement and without fear. We provide health resources, prevent the spread of disease, and save lives.
Need at least 10 folks to preregister!
The Southeast Area Farmers Market will host a vaccination clinic at the Southeast Area Farmers Market from 1 to 3 p.m. either Saturday Oct. 16 or Oct. 30 if ten people sign up for the jabs ahead of time. Reaching Care, a non-profit healthcare navigator, and a local pharmacy will provide Pfizer vaccinations (first or second dose, and boosters).
If you need a COVID vaccination or booster, please sign up here today! You can also sign up in person at the market on Saturday Oct. 2
Creative Youth Center will share information on its writing programs and young authors’ works.
Grand Rapids Red Project will share information on harm reduction, HIV/AIDs, and substance abuse disorder.
Grand Rapids Fire Department Residential Safety Program will share information and resources to help homeowners prevent fires.
Art at The Market! Neighborhood artists–show us what you got!
“Art at the Market” will give neighborhood artists exposure during ArtPrize
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market will host “Art at the Market” during market hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 18 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506. The date was chosen to coincide with ArtPrize as participating as an artist in this event is not always accessible to artists from the Market’s neighborhoods or neighbors living nearby. Also, the neighborhood has many accomplished artists in its midst. Art at The Market will provide them an opportunity to showcase their talents, inspire their neighbors, and share any messages that their art expresses.
Artists are welcome to show up with their art, their own table/display and chairs, a tent (optional), and their own payment options. Artists will not have to pay a vendor fee on Sept. 18. All art displayed must be suitable for viewing by families with young children per the market manager’s determination. Art expressing a social justice message is strongly encouraged.
The Southeast Area Farmers Market will also host three community partners on Sept. 18:
- Creative Youth Center will share information on its writing programs and young authors’ works.
- Grand Rapids Red Project will share information on harm reduction, HIV/AIDs, and substance abuse disorder.
- Grand Rapids Fire Department Residential Safety Program will share information and resources to help homeowners prevent fires.
Meet your neighbors! Double your SNAP dollars! Eat healthy!
Join your community at the park!
OKT is participating in the Access Walk for Good Food In Your Neighborhood. This year’s virtual Walk will fund our Southeast Area Farmers Market and 13 other non-profit organizations addressing root issues of food access and poverty. Walk in your neighborhood to help us promote a thriving food system for all. Click here to join OKT’s walk team or to donate! All monies you donate to the Walk go directly to fund the Southeast Area Farmers Market.
COVID-19 came calling but OKT overcame!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at MLK Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506
Last chance to visit the Southeast Area Farmers Market is Saturday Nov. 7. Have you tried the wares of Chef Boi Boi Seasoning or Shea Buttercups by TahLee? They and other vendors will be on hand to serve you.
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.