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11811 S. Sunset Drive
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Olathe, KS 66061

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Pop-up Farmers Market & Recipe Testing at WIC Garden

Join us for a fall harvest celebration at the WIC Community Garden (11875 S. Sunset – East side of the Olathe Health Services Building) and we’re inviting the local community to join us for our final pop up Farmers Market of 2021 October 14th 10AM to 2PM.

People standing behind a table with vegetbales

 

This is a come-and-go event that’s free and open to the public. The Pop-up Market Includes garden tours, recipe testing to highlight seasonal produce and of course attendees can pick up fresh organic vegetables to take home from the market stand (donation suggested to support the WIC Community Garden). 

Wood compost bin

This final farmers market will also include a special workshop on community composting. Composting transforms discarded yard trimmings, food scraps, and other organic materials from waste to resource. Join us for a hands-on demonstration showcasing construction and use of new community compost bin at the WIC Community Garden. Learn about best practices for starting your own compost and opportunities to recycle organic waste locally. Register today: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eijst8imac23688e&oseq=&c=&ch=

sweet potatoes in the garden

Recipes and available market produce will highlight a mix of summer and fall veggies, i.e. sweetpotatoes, butterhead lettuce, radishes, kale, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant.

EMFV with resident

Extension Master Food volunteers will be on site to demonstrate and provide samples for several healthy and delicious sweetpotato recipes.

The WIC Community Garden is collaborative project led by Johnson County Extension and Dept. of Health and Environment. The garden aims to educate, empower and feeds clients in the Johnson County WIC nutrition program (Women, Infants and Children) along with other community members experiencing food insecurity.

 

Interested in volunteering in the garden visit https://www.jocogov.org/dept/health-and-environment/health/wic/community-garden or contact zac.hoppenstedt@jocogov.org

 

9-1-21

It’s peak summer veg harvest time in the WIC Community Garden (11875 S. Sunset – East side of the Olathe Health Services Building) and we’re inviting the local community to join us for the second installment of our WIC Garden Farmers Market Series Thursday, September 9th 10AM to 1PM.

four people standing together behind a table of vegetables

This is a come-and-go event that’s free and open to the public. The Pop-up Market Includes garden tours, recipe testing to highlight seasonal produce and of course attendees can pick up fresh organic vegetables to take home from the market stand (donation suggested to support the WIC Community Garden). 

buckets of multicolor tomatoes

Recipes and available market produce will highlight summer veggies, i.e. heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, several varieties of peppers, eggplant, beans and more. Attendees can participate in a tomato taste testing trial focused on flavor and high beta carotene content in cherry, cocktail and other medium sized fruit varieties, predominantly bicolor orange/red. These varieties include new lines from local breeder Keith Mueller of KC Tomatoes. And last but not least Extension Master Food volunteers will be on site to demonstrate and provide samples for several healthy and delicious tomato recipes.

Two women serve food behind Table Women serve food behind table

And last but not least Extension Master Food volunteers will be on site to demonstrate and provide samples for several healthy and delicious tomato recipes.

The WIC Community Garden is collaborative project led by Johnson County Extension and Dept. of Health and Environment. The garden aims to educate, empower and feeds clients in the Johnson County WIC nutrition program (Women, Infants and Children) along with other community members experiencing food insecurity.

Interested in volunteering in the garden visit https://www.jocogov.org/dept/health-and-environment/health/wic/community-garden or contact zac.hoppenstedt@jocogov.org

 

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Have questions? The Garden Hotline is staffed by trained EMG volunteers and Extension staff who will assist you with questions.

Phone: (913) 715-7050

Email: garden.help@jocogov.org