Our Mission is Education for All Ages
For Kids to Learn At Home
Chickens come in all shapes, sizes, and hairdos ! Check out these feathered friends, and the many varieties of chicken breeds here:
Here are a few examples:
"Rose Comb" Chicken Bantam
"White Silkie Hen"
"Black-Breasted Red Modern Game"
At the Craft Table
Follow these photo directions to make a Mama Chicken and her baby chicks.
In the Kitchen
- Edible Egg Art:
- Tip on Separating an Egg (with Video):
- Pick your own recipe from the “Spatulatta” recipe box.
For the Community
In the Garden / Yard
It is time to think ahead and pick what veggie varieties you will be growing this year in your garden. Baker Creek has the largest selection of rare seeds in the U.S.A.
Want to invest on your own chickens? Here is a great resource that will help you choose the perfect chickens for you!
At the Craft Table
Gathering your chickens feathers for a beautiful future creation.
In the Kitchen
Here are some diagrams that will make cooking so much easier! Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife skills, meat marinating times and more!.
In the Neighborhood and with our support - The Food of Love Teen Cooking Program
Check out this mini-documentary about the Food of Love Teen’s Cooking Program, made by Pacific Union College Film students.
Sample of 2014/2015 Educational Programs completed at the Market or in the Classroom.
January 2015: "Oaks and Acorns with the First People," with Fourth Grade Classrooms at St. Helena Elementary. This program was a blend of nature connection in an oak grove, storytelling, an informative slide show, and hands-on stations where kids pounded acorn into flour and made acorn biscuits.
December 2014: Students from St. Helena’s Pathway School and The Young School made these darling penguins with mini bottleneck gourds, with the help of their art teacher Stephanie Zuntz and Market Educator, Amanda Tuttle.
October 2014: “Food Day”.In solidarity with the Napa Valley’s chapter of “Food Day,” and gatherings all over America, Amanda Tuttle, presented a program discussing eating for color and season, and buying locally at the market with a savvy group of Third and Fourth graders from St. Helena's Catholic School. A Scavenger Hunt throughout the market followed the discussion with Market Educator, Amanda.
Here is a creative and clever, accordion card that the Catholic School Students sent in appreciation.
August/September 2014: Both at the market and at the St. Helena Public Library’s Bilingual Program: “Pajama Rama,” Amanda brought the Iroquois story of the “Three Sisters” to life with the oral tradition of storytelling. Kids explored dried and fresh garden beans and corn, through hands on play. At the St. Helena Library kids made Bean and Corn Art Medallions. Both groups at the market and at the library tried “Corn Confetti Custard” from the book “Blue Corn and Chocolate.
May 2014: "Earth Day Every Day". Featuring story, poetry and song and celebrating our one planet.
May 2014: "Herb Thyme". Kids opened their senses to fresh and dried herbs and created a herb sachet to take home.
October 2013: "Apples at School". Amanda visted The Young School to conduct a program celebrating apples! Students listened to a story that captured their imagination, tasted apples and then made Apple Paninis! Here's the pdflogosmallrecipe from one of the students.
October 2013: "Colorful Choices". St. Helena Elementary Students shopped for color at the market and then met up with Amanda for a lesson on nutrition.
And in favorite things, we have listed:
Local Chefs/Food Writers recently featured in the market's Book-Signing Program
Websites that will give you food for thought!
And for the "Movie Buffs", take a trip down memory lane and watch one of the great movies shown at past market "Movie Fundraisers".