Market Sprouts is a program focused on educating children (and their parents) on the importance of eating fresh, local produce. In addition to other activities, farmers from our market donate different specialty crops for taste testing, all of which have been grown within a 100-mile radius of Edwardsville. Kids venture their first tastes of vegetables like kohlrabi, beets, and kale. Children learn educational facts about crops and healthy eating and meet with farmers. In 2017, with support from Edwardsville’s Rotary Club, the Goshen Market Foundation unveiled the Market Sprouts Garden a self-sustaining plot with raised beds and a cistern where our Sprouts will have the opportunity to grow their own food and learn about sustainable farming practices. Coordinator Kendall Moore and assistant coordinator Kelsey Moore design and lead the weekly activities. Stop by and say Hi!
Our Market Sprouts garden is doing double duty this season! Openminds 4H is caring for the garden while they use it as an outdoor classroom. Check out the beautiful things they’ve planted and admire their hard work.
Perennial Community Workshop+store has generously donated a rain barrel so that we can sustainably water our little garden. They offer classes on a variety of upcycling projects, including how to build a rain barrel.