Our Mission is Education for All Ages
From the Farm
This month learn about goats, from why they are always chewing to what kinds of goats are the best dairy goats.
- Bleat: goat vocalization
- Buck: billy, or intact male goat
- Doe: nanny, or female goat
- Kid: baby goat
Learn more about our farm friends here.
At the Craft Table
Kids love the ease of finger knitting and here is a "how to" for kids to try at home. Be sure to watch it demonstrated on the video.
Here is a project once kids get the hang of the finger knits. The finger knitting is shown in step by step photos here. Put it together and make a scarf, with or without pompoms:
On the Farm
Go straight to the source of delicious goat cheeses, yogurt and kefir, for farm tours and demonstrations in Sebastopol, Sonoma County.
Check out Elyse Perambo’s (friend of our Market Educator, Wmanda Tuttle) Cashmere Goat Farm in Vermont where she makes goat milk soaps and spins cashmere threads.
In the Kitchen
Pair these goat cheeses with beer. Here's a number of great suggestions.
And more suggestions, and this time with wine.
These sweet bites sound to die for!
At the Craft Table
Here are patterns for beginner knitters, to make your own scarf.
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.
The Food of Love is always open to new teens interested in cooking and making a difference. Teens can join in on this cooking project of The St. Helena Hospital and Napa Valley Youth Advocacy community group, after school on Tuesdays and during the summer to help "Food of Love" cook for St. Helena Hospital's cancer patients. Teen Volunteers are needed for set-up and cooking from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. and with clean-up from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If interested in volunteering contact Tom Amato.
If any kids or families are interested in donating fruits/veggies for this program, or have fruits/veggies that can be gleaned by volunteers, please contact Amanda Tuttle, Market Educator. Teens just may find Market Educator Amanda Tuttle there, helping with the cooking and teaching and Market Manager, Ed Smith, who often wraps up for the evening with clean up.
Sample of 2015 Educational Programs completed at the Market or in the Classroom.
December: “The Gift of Gourds.” Working with Art and Sciences Teacher Stephanie Zuntz, Amanda presented a variety of gourds, and discussed the variety of uses for gourds from tool to art with Pathway Students. The kids turned their "bottle-neck" gourds into adorable snowmen.
October: “Oaks and Acorns” with students from The Young School, in Crane Park’s Oak Grove. This program was a blend of nature connection, storytelling, an informative slide show, and hands-on stations where kids will crack, shell, winnow, and grind acorn into flour and taste acorn biscuits. Led by Market Educator, (and Nature Mentor) Amanda Tuttle.
September-October 2015: “Color Me Healthy”.Classrooms from St. Helena's Elementary and Catholic Schools shopped the market. Students were on “color teams” where they shopped for green, red, orange/yellow, purple/blue and brown/white and brought back a beautiful array of fruits and vegetables to the “Harvest Color Wheel.” The teams then shared the health benefits of their color with the Classes, Teachers, Parents and Market Educator, Amanda.
May 2015: "A Bee in the Hive Community".Our Market Beekeeper, Jim Foster, Meadowmont Farm brought his viewing hive and taught S.H. Catholic School Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders about the lives and many jobs of different bees in the hive.
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.
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".