Tag: Farmers Market

BBMS Students Work to Bring Sustainability to The Community

Big Bear, CA, December 11, 2015 – Students at Big Bear Middle School are bringing sustainability to the community with their teacher Tracy Tokunaga. One of the projects they are working on this year is Project Localize where they are learning what makes a food system sustainable, and sharing sustainable solutions with the community through artwork that they will be creating this spring. Tokunaga says the students have accomplished quite a bit so far with the Big Bear Farm2Mountain Produce Club. The students run a farmer’s market out of the classroom every week on Tuesday. They work with the Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project and with JF Organic Farm, which is less than 75 miles from Big Bear. The Community Gardens Project donates produce to sell at the farmer’s market and customers of the Produce Club are able to order organic produce online through their website. Every Tuesday, the students unload the produce, check orders, assemble boxes, and run the cash register. The money they make from this program supplies the school salad bar with organic produce every week. The Community Gardens Project will work with Big Bear Middle School students in the spring to plant their own garden plot. The food they harvest will then supplement their Tuesday farmer’s market. Students also ‘juice’ every Friday, making organic fruit smoothies on their newly engineered blender...

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Big Bear Farmers’ Market Opens April 12

Big Bear, Ca April 4, 2011 4:00 pm – The annual Big Bear Farmers Market will be opening this year on April 12.  Held at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center on the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Boulevard each Tuesday from early April through October, the market allows Big Bear residents to purchase freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and flowers from local farmers, without having to travel down the hill.  All farm vendors at the market are required to sell their own produce from farms within a 300 mile radius.  Also part of the market are retail, craft, and baked goods vendors.  This year 9 new vendors have registered to sell at the market, with the potential of more to be added as the weather warms up.  Kerri Santoro, organizer of both the Big Bear and High Desert Farmers markets, says she is hoping to expand the food court at the market this season.  Several of the current food vendors have expanded their menus to include a continental breakfast, salads, and sandwiches.  The Big Bear Farmer’s Market is open each Tuesday from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm beginning April 12.  More information, including vendor requirements, is on the market’s website at highdesertfarmersmarket.com. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30589.mp3|titles=Big Bear Farmers Market Open April 12,...

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