The Union Recorder

Local News

May 14, 2013

Greenway Farmers Market promotes summer reading

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Greenway Farmers Market is collaborating with the Twin Lakes Library System to host reading activities this weekend to encourage and inspire youth and families to “Dig” during the library’s summer reading program.

“The library will have a table set up at the market to share information about the three summer reading programs,” said Ginger Carter Miller, Greenway Farmers Market volunteer. “We wanted to be involved because the theme for elementary children is ‘Dig into Reading,’ which relates to farming and we’re all about growing locally-grown sustainable products.”

During Saturday’s market from 9 a.m. to noon, gardening enthusiasts will have the chance to plant their very own seeds contributed by area farmers. 

Yard sale items will also be for sale as arts and crafts vendors offer unique pieces. 

“We will have celebrities from Milledgeville come down to the Greenway and read their favorite children’s book,” Miller said. “We’re asking people to bring a children’s book they’re enthusiastic about and they can read to children.”

The Twin Lakes Library System kicks off its annual Summer Reading Club Monday and will continue through Wednesday, July 17. The public library invites parents to bring their children to participate in Doug Pohl’s science program at a kick off celebration slated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29.

“The farmers are really looking forward to it. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to join up with something that has a similar interest digging into something,” Miller said. “It’s going to be great for the Greenway market and for the community.”

Farmers from the middle Georgia area will be on site Saturday offering sustainably-grown spring vegetables, meats and dairy products, including carrots, onions, beets, mushrooms, pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, chicken, jams, jellies, yogurt, cheeses, milk, butter, eggs, artisan breads and baked goods. Herbs, cut flowers and naturally-grown potted plants will also be available.

Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot