Posts Tagged ‘food’
Cale and I love to support local businesses and help communities build sustainability. It takes time, labor, and love, but it’s worth it. Recently in a personal attempt to build a better relationship with our community we’ve partnered with a local boutique, Gypsy Haven, in downtown Jones, OK. Our hope is that by using our dirt covered veggies as bait we can lure in local shoppers and possibly support our ever-growing garden addiction.
A few questions that sparked this little adventure for us were…What’s around us? What kind of resources do we have that can enrich our local community? If you’re asking these questions as well, we’ve compiled a list of local Oklahoma City Farmers’ Markets to give you a place to start supporting local businesses and farmers.
In the meantime we’ll be in downtown Jones every Thursday night throughout the summer alluring the guys and gals from the cattle auction with our beautiful vegetables! Enjoy!
Edmond Farmer’s Market: Downtown Edmond
Wednesday/Saturday (June 9th-September 29th), 8am to 1pm
On 1st street, west of Broadway
Mid Del Farmer’s Market: Midwest City, OK
Tuesday, 4:30-8 pm and Saturday, 8 am-12 pm
SE 29th St. just north of Starbucks
MidTown Market: Downtown OKC
Friday 2:30-7 pm
In the east parking lot of St. Anthony Hospital at Walker Avenue and NW 9.
* Centralized Check-out system. Accepts both debit cards and food stamps.
Norman Farm Market:
Saturday/Wednesday (April–October), 8 am–12 pm
Cleveland County Fairgrounds
Oklahoma City Safe Community Coalition Farmers Market: North OKC
Tuesday (mid-May through Oct.), 3-6pm
At the Oklahoma City-County Health Department: 921 N.E. 23rd Street
OKC Farmer’s Public Market: Downtown
South of I-40 in downtown at 311 S. Klien
OSU-OKC Farmer’s Market
Saturdays: West OKC (OSU-OKC Campus in the Horticulture Pavilion)
400 N. Portland Avenue
Wednesday, 2:30-7 pm: North OKC (West of Chesapeake Energy Corporation Campus)
N.W. 63rd St and N Western Avenue
For a complete list of Farmers’ Markets in the State of Oklahoma click here.
* If there is any information that we have missed or need to edit please let us know.
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Saturday Cale and I wondered our way downtown to help raise money for our latest logo project; the Building Backpacks Program. Each week Building Backpacks, directed by The Spero Project, sends home kid-friendly meals and snacks to low-income children in Oklahoma City.
Sometimes you can find inspiration in the oddest of places. Last week while we took a short vacation to see my family my brother and I visited the most wonderful donut shop. I tell you what; if you’re ever smack dab in the middle of the United states, a.k.a Wichita, KS, make sure you stop by the Donut Whole.
GCD recently partnered with The Spero Project in support of their Building Backpacks Program. Launched in December 2009, building backpacks feeds the hungry children throughout the weekends at Gatewood Elementary in Oklahoma City. With the school year over there is an increased risk of hunger for these children throughout the summer months. The Spero Project has partnered with a local church in the neighborhood of Gatewood to help be a part of the solution. Building Backpacks plans to not only provide food but also invest in the young girls by providing women and mentors from the community to build friendships and participate in educational and fun activities. This is a long-term goal with hopes to offer programing to all participates throughout the summer as more financial and volunteer support is made available.