A lot about a farmers market is old-school. Based on most people’s eating habits the mere idea of buying raw ingredients and cooking from scratch is all too rare. To many, cooking dinner is opening a jar of sauce that someone else made and serving it over pasta someone else made. We don’t expect to, nor are we trying to, convince everyone to make everything completely from scratch but we hope to at least make people conscious of the difference. This is the spirit of planning winter food demos with a bit of a party also.
Monday, August 7 at 6:00P: Food Forest Class on Plant Nutrition
The class is a one of a series of classes about using urban land to plant perennial plants, trees and bushes that generate food annually. It covers soil quality, plant selection, plant layout and care. As the plants mature, they will increase their food output over their lifecycle. An example is the food forest at the Coit Road Farmers’ Market. Three vacant lots are being transformed into food for the community.
Saturday, August 12 at 10:00A to 1:00P: Care-A-Van at the Market and SoilShop
Get connected to community resources, health screenings, arts, fitness, music, a free healthy snack and so much more! Back to school focus.
Bring a soil sample in a ziplock bag to get free testing for lead by a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency
10:30A to 12:30P WIC Coupon Distribution
Additional Soil Events 1:00P to Sunset
1:00P Introduction to Agnihotra, 1:30P drumming, 3:00P kids environmental open mic, 5:30P community meal and 8:30P Agnihotra demonstration
- The Market has widened aisles and the space between vendors to better enable social distancing.
- We ask that customers stay home and not return until they are free of fever for at least 72 hours without fever-reducing medication and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and, at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
- We encourage shoppers to practice the recommended 6’ social distancing from one another while at the market.
Tune-up Your Tools and Skills Saturdays at the Coit Road Farmers’ Market
Bring one of your kitchen knives to Kevin during Market hours. For only $5, for $2 EBT customers, Kevin will either sharpen your knife or give you a replacement.
Improve your skills in preparing fresh foods. Kevin is offering a free knife skills class every Saturday at 10:00A.
Third Saturday, 9am to 12pm: VOLUNTEER AT THE MARKET
Please come out and help us get the Coit Road Farmers Market and Urban Farm renovated and beautified! We will be working on cleaning, repairing, and organizing the market.
We will be convening in larger groups outdoors as well as requiring masks.
This is a great opportunity for groups, organizations, and youth to get community service hours and give back!
If you have any questions, please call 216-640-0342 or email email@example.com.