Save the Date - School Gardens Workshop 2015

Our friends at the Ann Arbor Farm to School Collaborative are offering a great workshop; come network, learn practical advice and get motivated!

Please note that farmers market will not happen today, February 4. For future news on St. Joe’s Hospital farmers market closings, please see the Twitter feed on the right hand side of this website, or follow @FarmerDanBair. We appreciate your continued support. -Farmer Dan Bair

Farmers Market is back

The Farm at St. Joe’s, Green Things Farm, and Eisenhower Center are back at the farmers market at St. Joe’s, every Wednesday 11 to 1, in the main hospital lobby. Stock up your sweet winter vegetables, frozen happy pork from Green Things, and toys and essentials from Eisenhower Center.

Keep an eye on my twitter, @FarmerDanBair, for market news, updates, and other stuff. I can be reached at daniel.bair@stjoeshealth.org.

The Wednesday Farmers market, located in St. Joe’s main hospital lobby, will not take place the next two Wednesdays, December 24 and December 31. We will resume our winter farmers market, featuring, Green Things Farm, Eisenhower Center, and The Farm at St. Joe’s, Wednesday January 7, from 11-1.  

For market inquiries, please contact Dan Bair at daniel.bair@stjoeshealth.org.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from The Farm! Thanks for making 2014 a successful year at The Farmers Market at St. Joe’s.

Organized by: AARC, Pardes Hannah in partnership wtih ICPJ and Jewish Alliance for Food Land and Justice.This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Ypsilanti, MI

Register here:

Visit The Farm at St.Joe and hear from our panel of “solutionaries”- Dan Bair, the farm manager for the Farm at St. Joe, Betti Wiggins, Executive Director of the Detroit Public Schools Office of Food Services, and Nicki Milgrom, Healthy Food in Health Care program at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor. The panel will discuss the impact of growing healthy communities through School, Hospital and Institutional garden programs and that can teach kids and adults about the food they eat-nourishing body and soul in the process! Learn how healthy local food is getting to schools, hospitals and your religious institution with new connections between farmers, food hubs and local markets. A tour of the hoop house will be led by Dan Bair following the panel.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact: caplan.carole@gmail.com, hammond_sass@msn.com

This event is wheelchair accessable.

For more info and registration go here.

Last night I had the pleasure to attended the Ecology Center’s annual fall fundraising dinner at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms. The featured speaker was best-selling author and environmental activist Anna Lappe. Lappe’s latest book, Diet for a Hot Planetexplores the links between climate change and our food systems. She spoke of food justice efforts across the U.S., including Berkeley, CA’s Measure D, which will levy a 1 cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks. Anna does not shy away from speaking truth to power, and was an inspiring person to hear.


We’d like to trumpet a sincere thank you to our 2014, The Farm at St. Joe’s, Tea and Tour community sponsors: Bgreen Today, Ypsilanti Food Co-op, Eisenhower Center, and Arbor Teas. We are grateful to be located in such a generous community.

We’ll see you in the spring for our next open house tea and tour. Stay tuned.

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support of this event.

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support of this event.


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