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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”. Pomander

Very traditional for this time of the year, and in season with what is growing, use your lemons to make these Pomanders.                               Solstice Lanterns

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. Gingerbread Heads

For the Community

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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  pdflogosmall 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

 Check out this mini-documentary about the Food of Love Teen’s Cooking Program, made by Pacific Union College Film students. img 0703 1
 
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 interest 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 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

Community Outreach

Upcoming Programs

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.kids n penguins

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.

CatholicSchoolThankYou 2October 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.

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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.MC-FarmTaste

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".