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Holland Farmers Market Launches All New Summer Enrichment Series

Holland Farmers Market Launches All New Summer Enrichment Series

Contact: Kara de Alvare

Marketing Coordinator, Holland Farmers Market

150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423

616.796.0472 |

Holland Farmers Market Launches All New Summer Enrichment Series

Holland, MI – The Holland Farmers Market is excited to announce plans for its first ever Summer Enrichment Series, beginning this Saturday, May 27. The Summer Enrichment Series features a line-up of fun, informative, and affordable classes held at the Holland Farmers Market on the last Saturday of the month from May through September. Topics include composting, gardening, healthy lifestyle tips, food prep, and more, with all sessions hosted by local experts and friends of the Market. Attendees are invited to shop the Holland Farmers Market from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm either before or after each class.

“We’re really excited to launch the Summer Enrichment Series this year,” said Holland Farmers Market Marketing Coordinator Kara de Alvare. “Over the past year we’ve been approached by several organizations seeking an opportunity to share their areas of knowledge with the Holland Farmers Market community. So much so that we were able to put together a really great line-up of educational classes for the summer. We’re passionate about providing learning opportunities for the community on topic related to the Market and the monthly Summer Enrichment Series allows us to do that for adults, in much the same way as our weekly Kids Activities for children in the summer.”

The first class in the Summer Enrichment Series, “Let’s Make Composting Easy,” will be held this Saturday, May 27. The Ottawa County Department of Public Health will teach attendees all the ins and outs of composting at home. Master Composter Ken Freestone from the MSU Extension will lead a demonstration about the different methods of composting, how to build your own composting bin, and what to do with your finished compost. Composting materials and plans for building bins will be provided as part of the class, which will also cover additional options for easy composting available right here in Ottawa County.

All Summer Enrichment Series classes are held at 10:00 am on the last Saturday of the month. Classes are held in the upstairs Market View room inside the Holland Civic Center at 150 West 8th Street. Classes are approximately an hour long and are just $10 each to attend. Advanced registration on Eventbrite is recommended as space is limited, however, walk-ins are welcome if space allows for $10 cash or check at the door. The registration links can be found under the “Events” tab on the Holland Farmers Market Facebook page. Admission fees are non-refundable. However, cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual or applied to a future class. Please contact or 616.355.1058 for assistance transferring your registration.

Upcoming Summer Enrichment Series Classes:

Saturday, June 24

Simple Lifestyle Garden Spaces

Hosted by The Daily Potager

Saturday, July 29

Healthy Food Prep Made Easy

Hosted by Lakeside Prep Chef

Saturday, August 26

Four Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle

Hosted by Valeo / Training

Saturday, September 23

Mushrooms 101

Hosted by Mycophile's Garden

About the Host:
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health's mission is to work together with our community to assure conditions that promote and protect the health of Ottawa County Residents. A healthy community starts from the ground up. OCDPH's composting and recycling programs seek to create a healthier environment allowing for a stronger and healthy community.

About the Holland Farmers Market:

The Holland Farmers Market is located at 150 West 8th Street at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. During the regular Market season, the Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, rain or shine. Each season, the Holland Farmers Market brings together over 75 local farmers, specialty food vendors and food trucks, selling fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and baked goods, eggs and meat, honey, maple syrup, jams, gourmet specialty foods, and so much more. Be sure to shop early for the best product assortment! The Market offers free parking and an onsite ATM. Visit Market staff inside the Holland Civic Center Place for information on food assistance programs, including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior FRESH and WIC Project FRESH. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home! Visit the Holland Farmers Market website at for additional information. Be sure to follow the Holland Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram, subscribe to The Market Beet newsletter, or connect with us at or 616.355.1138 for the latest Market updates.

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