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At The Craft Table
No matter what holiday traditions your family practices, Winter Solstice is here! Here are some great Solstice Ideas, from “The Algonquin Young Readers”.
Very traditional for this time of the year, and in season with what is growing, use your lemons to make these Pomanders.
Make your own lanterns to light up the long winter lights.
Or try these lantern houses made from milk cartons and tissue.
In the Kitchen
What to do on winter break? Find yourself playing in the kitchen and decorating cookies! These “Gingerbread Heads” are cute and in line with the holidays.
For the Community
At the Craft Table
Repurpose lace and make these beautiful lanterns yourself.
In the Kitchen
Let the sun shine through the translucent amber caramels of these fine, crunchy chocolate Winter Solstice Cookies. They make pretty Christmas tree ornaments as well.
In the Neighborhood and with our support - The Food of Love Teen Cooking Program
January 2015: "Oaks, Acorns and a History of Caifornia Indians" with 4th Grade Students at St. Helena's Elementary School.
Sample of 2014 Educational Programs completed at the Market or in the Classroom.
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".