Workshops & Events

Felton Farmers' Market Children's Day
Tuesday June 13, 2017 2:30pm-6:30pm
5953 Highway 9, Felton
The Felton Farmers’ Market continues its annual tradition in hosting Children’s Day – a festive event to celebrate the little ones in our lives. On June 13th, during the standard market hours (2:30-6:30 pm), you can mingle at the market, listen to live music, and visit various local groups including while they hold open enrollment for summer programs. While kids plant seedlings and get their faces painted, parents can learn more about summer educational opportunities for children in the Santa Cruz County region.
 
Our Mountain Feed road show will be there presenting a series of small, simple fermentation and dehydration projects, with Healthy From The Start: Introducing kids to fermentation, dehydration, and a lifetime of good food choices.
 
In this demonstration, we will be making make Whey-Fermented Honeyed Raspberries and Fermented Carrots, to introduce kids and their microbiome to fermentation at an early age, on both sweet and savory ends of the flavor spectrum. We'll also review Zucchini Chips, for a crispy, healthy snack option, and dehydrated strawberries as a nutritious, lunch-bag friendly treat, and explore ways to involve children of all ages in kitchen projects.
 
VCUM Enchanting Garden's of the Valley Garden Tour
Saturday June 24, 2017
10AM-4PM
$20
We're always happy to show off our enchanted little sidewalk garden and aquaponics systems, of course, but this tour comes with perks: supporting the community, the camaraderie of fellow gardeners, and of course, a chance to visit us and maybe go home with some new plants, ideas, and inspiration. The demonstration garden at Mountain Feed and Farm Supply, after all, exists to educate and inspire. Composed primarily of food crops, the garden contains an abundance of flowering plants as well, to feed both the need for beauty, and the foraging of native pollinators, beneficial garden allies, and honeybees. The onsite aquaponics greenhouse produces food all season long, using far less water than conventional soil-based gardening, and has the potential to generate fish for the table, as well. Follow the signs for a self-directed tour. Show your garden tour ticket at checkout and receive 10% off in-store purchases that day (excludes electrics).

Tickets can be purchased at any of these locations for $20 each starting June 1st.

Scarborough Gardens, 33 El Pueblo Road, Scotts Valley
Mountain Feed & Farm Supply, 9550 Highway 9, Ben Lomond
The Garden Company, 2218 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
San Lorenzo Garden Center, 235 River Street, Santa Cruz
Valley Churches United, 9400 Highway 9, Ben Lomond (weekdays, 9am-4pm)
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