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4th Annual Scarecrows of Woodbine Contest!

30 Sep

Well folks it’s that time of year again, fall is officially here and it’s time to make your Scarecrows for the 4th Annual Scarecrows of Woodbine Contest. This weekend is the time. Come by the Market and after you do your shopping stay to make a Scarecrow and enter it into the contest.

Contest Details

The scarecrow contest is open to residents of the Woodbine neighborhood.  Make as many scarecrows as you like to display in your yard.  The $5 entry fee is per household, NOT per scarecrow.  Be creative! Mail entries to “Scarecrow Contest” 48 Jay St., Nashville, TN 37210, or enter at the Build Your Own Scarecrow event at the Woodbine Farmers Market on October 1 (make checks payable to “Good Food for Good People).  All entries must be received by October 1.  Scarecrows must be visible from the street and displayed by noon on October 2 for judging.  The winner will be notified by October 5.

Prizes

Prizes include a $25 gift card to the Woodbine Farmers Market, a $15 gift card to Bongo Java, and the coveted Scarecrows of Woodbine trophy!

Build Your Own Scarecrow at the Woodbine Farmers Market

Come to the Woodbine Farmers Market on October 1 from 9-12 to make a scarecrow.  This is a free event if you enter the contest; if not entering the contest, you can still make a scarecrow for a $5 donation to the Woodbine Farmers Market.  Everything you need to build your scarecrow (or scarecrows) will be provided.

 

Now Accepting Food Stamps!

12 Sep

We are excited to announce that we now accept your Snap/EBT/Food Stamps. The SNAP benefit redemptions will not work as they do in a typically grocery store where participants swipe their Electronic Balance Transfer (EBT) cards and redeem their benefits as one would pay for groceries using a debit card. At the Woodbine Nashville Market, shoppers will redeem their benefits for tokens. These tokens will be used just as cash would at the market. This way the shopper makes one transaction at the point of sale machine, gets the tokens, and then uses them to purchase fresh food.

Just head over to the Farm to Chef (Good Food for Good People) produce booth and exchange your benefits in for the $1 tokens and start shopping. You can also get tokens with your debit card if you didn’t bring enough cash.

 

August Intern Makes the News!

4 Aug

We’re proud to present to you our August intern, Itzel Gonzalez!  Itzel is a senior at Glencliff High School and has been instrumental in the growth of the Glencliff Garden Project by writing grants which have brought in more than $20,000 to improve the gardens.

Itzel was among 100 or so students, community activists, chefs and farmers who on Sunday joined Nashville Mayor Karl Dean for the Glencliff Garden Party this past week to celebrate their success of the garden.

To read more about their accomplishments and how their garden is feeding hope, head on over to The Tennessean!

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110725/NEWS04/307250041/School-garden-feeds-hope

 

Free Milk Giveaway!

8 Jul

ENTER TO WIN A MONTH OF FREE MILK!!!!

Here’s How it Works -
You must do the following to enter:

  1. Comment on this post with your full name and the street you live on.
  2. Twitter/Facebook a status update about the Woodbine Farmers Market on Saturday between 8am and 11am (ex. “Headed out the WFM to score some awesome local produce – at Coleman Park, open 9-12) ** MAKE SURE TO MENTION @WoodbineFrmsMkt on Twitter or WFM on Facebook.
  3. Share/Link to this Newsletter on Twitter/Facebook
  4. Follow @WoodbineFrmsMkt on Twitter and/or “Like Us” on Facebook

**We will randomly pick a winner using Random.org who will win a month’s worth of Milk (1 gallon of your choice every Saturday for a month from Gammon Family Dairy) CLOSES AT 11AM Saturday July 9th, 2011

** CONTEST CLOSED – CONGRATS TO ADAM WEAVER FOR WINNING!

 

July Intern

27 Jun

We’d like to give a big thank you to our June intern, Brandi, for all of her help and hard work!  We’re very excited to introduce to you our second intern of the season, Yassmine Bousseksou.

Yassmine (left) Brandi (right)

 

Yassmine is a graduating senior from our local Glencliff High School.  She’s a great asset to the market because she has worked in the Glencliff garden for two years and worked with Community Food Advocates for the last year.  Not only does she have gardening experience but she enjoys volunteering and meeting new people. Yassmine wants to intern at the Woodbine Farmers’ Market because organic and fresh foods are something she has grown to enjoy.

If you happen to see Yassmine at the market on Saturday, please feel free to welcome her to the Woodbine Farmers’ Market!

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