(June, 24, 2010)*

*2010 Allen Street Farmers Market Events*

*Where: *The corner of E. Kalamazoo & Allen Streets

*When: *

   - June 30       Strawberry Festival
   - Aug. 4th       Tomato Festival
   - Sept. 20th    Apple Festival
   - Oct. 20th      Harvest Festival
   - Oct. 27th      Market  Closes

The market takes places every Wednesday 2:30pm-7:00pm, from now-Oct. 27th.
After Labor Day the market closes at 6:30pm. For more information, call
(517) 367-2468, **.

*Speak to the Earth Tour 2010*

*When:* Classes will be offered July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12.

*Where:* JW Marriott, 248 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI

*Why:* The goal is to show that people should support farm-to-plate dinning.
Farmers and Marriott chefs will demonstrate what local, organic food brings
to the table nutritionally and to the area’s economy, and how it is used in
the JW Marriott’s restaurant The restaurant obtains more than
90 percent of its menu from local farms. Some of the products are down at
the hotel garden including, arugula, spinach, raspberries, elderberries,
English peas, French breakfast radishes, thyme, lavender, rosemary, basil
and more.

*How: *Cost: $125 per person. The class includes an open-air brunch at JW
Marriott’s, a gardening class with the hotel chefs and Trillium
Haven Farm farmers, a tour of Trillium Haven Farm, a family-style al fresco
lunch with recently harvested farm product, an Oct. 13 harvest dinner. For
reservations call (616) 244-1448. For more information email: ** or **.

* Urban Agriculture Garden Tour Dates*


   - **July 20th -Growing Hope (Ypsilanti) bike and bus community garden
   tour. See ** for more info.
   - July 27th - Garden Project (Lansing) bike community garden tour.
   Details forthcoming.
   - July 29th - Garden Project (Lansing) bus community garden tour. Details

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