A couple of seeds already sprouted from my Wednesday post on the Farmers’ Market Mural Celebration so here’s an update on the Winter Farmers’ Market hours and a fantastic animated poem written by Kent 3rd graders who were inspired by the local farm fresh food.
Let’s start with the animated poem since it is too good to keep waiting and is such a great example of town gown partnerships.
Earlier this Spring 3rd grade students at Holden Elementary School scripted a poem that they entitled Blooming thoughts that celebrates the spirit of local food and farms. The poem was such a good fit with the spirit of the new Mural that lines of the poem were incorporated into the Mural for everyone to enjoy.
The lines of this poem are now part of the Haymaker Farmers’ Market Mural and thanks to the Wick Poetry Center and others at Kent State University, they have been digitally animated with student voice-over in a format that can be shared all over the world.
Do yourself a favor and take a minute to view the animation and listen to the poem read by a child — it’s really, really good at making you smile.
Everyone is invited to visit the Haymaker Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 27 from 9:30-10am to hear the Holden Elementary School poets read their poem. Posters and note cards featuring the poem are available for purchase through Wick Poetry Center, and a series of note cards with details of the mural artwork will be available for purchase next season.
In case you’re worried about symptoms of Farmers’ Market withdrawal with the wrap up of the outdoor season, fear not, the Haymaker Market is moving indoors to get you through the winter season. Here’s the details: