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Our Mission is Education for All Ages

For Kids 

In The Kitchen

You can try this growing experiment at home! Sprouts are fun for kids to grow and eat on sandwiches and in salads.

In the Garden

fairygardenmainGreat ideas for labeling your veggies in the garden.plantlabel

And everyone knows the fairies love visiting kids' gardens, so here is a special place you can create just for them.

 

At the Craft Table

Here is an image of a small work of art, that could inspire you for “May Day” or for “Mother’s Day”May Day Thumb Print Art then! You may also need a pen and some finger paint

For Community

In The Kitchen

 strawberry rhubarb cobbler 520 editedIt’s the spring harvest, and here are some favorite recipe ideas from Amanda Tuttle, Assistant Market Manager to keep in mind at the market this May:

Asparagus and Shiitake

Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler

Here is a fun idea for a kitchen adventure, sprout your own seeds! Here are some kits to help you sprout with ease.

May Day gift bagAt the Craft Table

Here is a cute idea for Mother’s Day. Use your Market Fresh Flowers to make it extra special!

 

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

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.

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".