Holland Farmers Market Launches All New Summer Enrichment Series

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