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This fall, Good Local Markets partners with Farm to Market Workshop to offer free activities for children ages 3-8 at the markets (parents must remain onsite).  For over 25 years, instructor Jennifer Stuart has engaged the minds of young children as a preschool teacher, director and homeschool parent.  Through a holistic, project-based program, workshops explore food, farming, nature and life skills.  

Workshop Schedule:

Sunday, September 27 10:30am - 12:30pm at Half Price Books

“Planting a Rainbow - Growing Vegetable Soup” - Children explore garden plants of many varieties and colors, participating in a seed planting activity and lesson about growing and planting vegetables and flowers.

Sunday, October 18 10:30am - 12:30pm at Half Price Books                                            Saturday, October 31 9am - 11am at The Green Spot Market and Fuels                           “What About Worms?” Children observe composting worms and harvest some worm castings to take home with the help of Texas Worm Ranch.  Students will creat their own pet worms from clay.             

Saturday, November 14 9am - 11am at The Green Spot Market and Fuels                        Sunday, November 22 1030am - 12:30pm at Half Price Books                                      “Birds and Bees,” hosted with the assistance of Urban Chicken Ranch and Texas Honeybee Guild allows children to observe bees and interact with live chickens. Students will use a variety of art materials to create their own bees and chickens to take home.                           

Good Local Markets operates three farmer’s markets in Dallas and includes only local growers and makers.  The Lakeside Market is on the first and third Saturday of the month at Lakeside Baptist Church (9150 Garland Road), White Rock Market is the second and fourth Saturday at Green Spot Market and Fuels (702 N. Buckner Blvd.) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The Vickery Meadow Market is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Sunday at Half-Price Books (5803 E. Northwest Highway).

Good Local Markets is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization which supports local farmers, ranchers and artisans by providing a public space to sell fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, hand-crafted foods and other products while serving thousands of residents looking for healthy and locally sourced foods.    Additionally Good Local Markets offers the Lone Star food stamp program, Love Your Farmer volunteer days, educational programs and workshops. 

For more information, event calendar, vendor listings and sponsorships go to www.GoodLocalMarkets.org.

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