Green City Market encourages young people to try new, locally grown sustainable foods at Club Sprouts. At every market, children are given the opportunity to taste a different market item. Those who sample one of the treates receives a stamp on their Club Sprouts membership card. Once the card is filled with 8 tastes, the child takes home a certificate of accomplishment and a special prize.
Tastings, Forager Club and much more are available at the Sprouts Tent every Wednesday and Saturday.
Club Sprouts Weekly Posts
May 14th, 2013
Opening Day at Green City Market is an exciting time for everyone. Farmers and vendors are happy to be starting a new season, market-goers are stoked to be back outdoors, puppy dogs get to (hopefully) score the last bite of your crêpe, and the children, much like the tulips that are bursting in full color out of the ground, are ready to soak up Spring in all of its glory!
We were so thrilled to see all of the children, parents, and caregivers out and about this Saturday, and even though it was a little chilly, it was wonderful to see so many little hands playing with naturally made watercolors and tasting asparagus!
Thanks for coming out and we'll see you this week for our theme, Herb is the Word, come learn about different herbs that add flavor to our food, make a bouquet garni (a bouquet of herbs) to use at home in your favorite recipes, and taste some new, fresh produce from the market!
May 11th, 2013
We are busy, busy, busy at Club Sprouts Headquarters! Rain or shine, we'll be making adorable crafts, sharing creative earth-friendly recipes, and spreading joy! Here's what we've been up to:
Watercolors can be natural, bright, super-pigmented, and fun to make! Some of our ingredients are above, including Ball jars to store them in, and sponges we're cutting into different shapes so that the kids can make cute patterns!
Here's Jordan, Juicemaster Junior, juicing spinach and kale together to make beautiful green "paint"! All you need to do in order to make the beautiful colours below is simply juice fresh produce!
From left to right: Red watercolour (made with red bell peppers and just a touch of beet juice), Green (made from spinach and kale), and orange (made from carrots)
As a part of our 4 R's theme (reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose), we're repurposing old crayons into SUPER SWIRL crayons! These can be made easily by:
- Setting your oven to 250
- Breaking up old crayons and sticking them in a muffin tin
- "Baking" them for 10 minutes
- Letting them cool, and popping them out of their containers
Danielle, making super swirl crayons.
The finished product: A naturally-derived watercolor, sponge-painted cotton muslin drawstring bag!
If you bring your kids to the Green City Market Club Sprouts tent, they will be a proud designer/owner of their very own natural, food-safe bag that can be reused through the market season!!
May 4th, 2013
Hello, Green City Market-goers!
We are so thrilled to announce that this Saturday 4 May, Club Sprouts will return to the outdoor market, in our own tent, located on the south side of the park!
This weekend, we will be exploring the four Rs: Reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose, with activities and tours of the composting center to reinforce great habits throughout the season!
**Please remember that any and all trash and recycling must be taken to the Composting Center this year, as we will not have those facilities at the Club Sprouts tent.
In addition to tasting delicious local produce, we will be welcoming Spring by decorating all-natural drawstring cotton muslin bags with watercolors made from fruit and vegetables!
Please check this page regularly for recipes, upcoming events, fun activities and so much more!