Byrd House Market News This Week
Remember Byrd House Market on Tuesday behind the William Byrd Community House. From announcement: GREAT NEWS for SNAP customers As of this Tuesday, customers using SNAP EBT cards will be able to shop at our farmers market. BHM is one of more than 30 markets statewide that will begin accepting EBT cards this month thanks […]
Remember Byrd House Market on Tuesday behind the William Byrd Community House.
GREAT NEWS for SNAP customers
As of this Tuesday, customers using SNAP EBT cards will be able to shop at our farmers market. BHM is one of more than 30 markets statewide that will begin accepting EBT cards this month thanks to a federal grant providing funding for the programs’s first year. This is part of the effort to ensure that fresh, wholesome food choices are available to EVERYONE in our community. Thanks to the ongoing economic crisis, more and more Richmond area families are utilitizing this resource to help them supplement their food budgets. Please share this information with your social and professional networks.
This week our vendors are featuring an abundance of produce that boggles the palate, including something for (just about) every Food Dogma you can fathom: Check out 2011 Vendors list for details.
CSL #11: Arabic Cuisine
Saturday, June 18 – Raidah Hudson will share three dishes from her family cupboard for this month’s Cooking as a 2nd Language class. Palestinian in origin but familiar to anyone who has enjoyed Lebanese or Jordanian food, ALL the dishes also happen to be vegan: Mujadarah (lentils and rice cooked in aromatic spices with caramelized onions) and I ask you, is there anything more delicious than carmelized onions???; Fatoush (arab salad with pita bread croutons, mint and sumac spice) oh, YUMM; Baba Ganoush (eggplant dip two ways, with tomatoes and parsley and one with tahini) ok Ok OK already, I’ll sign up!. Register today at EatGoodGrowGreat.blogspot.com (scroll down to registration form).
Field trip to the White House
24 WBCH kids will visit the White House on Tuesday and share their growing knowledge of growing. Along with 6 adults from the agency, our Early Childhood and After School programs kids will spend the day touring the White House and its Kitchen Garden and then enjoy a bus tour of significant sites throughout the city. Maybe they’ll meet the First Lady? Maybe they’ll see the First Daughters? Perhaps the President? One thing we do know, like the group pictured above, they’ll have their own gardening lessons to share and do themselves proud, so join me in wishing them a great trip!
And remember, there’s no shade like Mulberry Tree shade… see you at the market!
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