Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Farmers' Markets Promise More Local Produce

We at AltTulsa look forward every spring to the return of the Cherry Street Farmers' Market, where Tulsa-area growers, bakers, and producers sell local fruits, veggies, flowers, herbs and more. This year the Cherry Street Market opens Saturday, April 14, at its usual location in Lincoln Plaza, just east of Peoria on 15th Street.

Thanks to the Tulsa World, we learn that two additional farmers' markets will be opening in midtown Tulsa this spring. In May, the Cherry Street folks will be opening a new farmers' market in Brookside, at the corner of 41st Street and Peoria, every Wednesday morning from 8 until noon.

The other new farmers' market will be on Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. at Peoria at 6th Street, in the Pearl District of Tulsa. This neighborhood, just east of downtown Tulsa, is being revitalized with townhouses and the new Centennial Park. The market will open April 5 in the parking lot near the park. The Pearl District Market is being organized by our friends at Sustainable Green Country.

This is good news for folks who want to support local agriculture and local producers. We'll see you there.

2 comments:

windowbus said...

we live just north of the border, 30 miles, and stay up with some Tulsa stuff. thought you might be interested in this event:


Climate Action Day
Tulsa, OK

April 14, 2007 12:00PM to 05:00PM
Event Description:
Climate Action Day is free to the public and will include the following:

Speakers:

Susan Postawko – Associate Professor of Meteorology at OU
Mark Morrissey – Associate Professor of Meteorology at OU
Michael Patton – Executive Director of the Metropolitan Environmental Trust(the M.e.t.)
Larry O’Malley – Geothermal specialist from Air Comfort Inc.

Organizations:

The M.e.t.
Tulsa Transit
OG&E Wind Energy Department
Air Comfort Inc.
Global Gardens
Three Springs Farm
Sierra Club
Oklahoma Computer Recyclers
Sustainable Green Country
University of Tulsa’s Earth Matters
Tulsa Recycles

Other Participants:

Mr. and Mrs. Pagano – Veggie-oil van and Honda Civic Hybrid displays
Tulsa Scooters

Bands:

The Paul Benjamin Band
Steve Liddell
Klondike5 string band

Raffle Prizes donated by:

Hideaway Pizza
Bourbon Street Café
The Wild Fork
Big Al’s Healthy Foods
Shades of Brown Coffee & Art
Camille’s Sidewalk Café


A bike ride to Climate Action Day will take place during the event beginning at 41st & Riverside @ 12:30 pm. The bike ride is a fun way to promote alternative modes of transportation. Bikers are expected to arrive at Veterans Park around 1:15 pm.

With food, music, a bike ride, and all else that a Tulsa Park has to offer on a spring day, we are sure that the event will attract many to attend and gain awareness of climate change from the various information provided.
Location:
Veteran's Park - 21st & Boulder
Directions:
Between 18th and 21st & Boulder

Questions? Email the Host

http://events.stepitup2007.org/events/search/state/OK

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