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Published on March 28, 2014

Third Annual Produce Power Features Indoor Farmer’s Market

Features Cooking Demonstrations, Presentations, Activities

A healthy, balanced diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables helps people maintain and lose weight, prevents many chronic illnesses and fights disease. Eating right can set the plate for a healthy life. That's why St. Mary's Janesville Hospital, Dean Clinic-Janesville East and Dean Health Plan are hosting our third annual Produce Power Garden Party.

This year we're making it even better by partnering with the Janesville Farmer's Market and Olde Towne Mall for an indoor farmer's market, cooking and gardening demonstrations, culinary fun for the kids, recipes, giveaways and more.

WHEN:   8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5
WHERE: Olde Towne Mall, 20 S. Main St., Janesville

Free Cooking Lessons and Workshops

9-9:30 a.m.  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 101
Lauren Wells,
Raleigh's Hillside Farm
Did you know that many area farms sell CSA shares so you can have boxes of fresh, local produce, eggs, meat and other products delivered weekly? Learn more about the idea behind CSAs, the benefits of membership and how to choose the best one for you.

10-10:45 a.m.  Cooking Through the Seasons: What is Fresh in EARLY Spring?
Chef Raechal Maat, St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
Join Chef Raechal as she kicks off a journey through the seasonal availability of Wisconsin produce, starting with what is available right now. Cooking demonstrations!  Recipes!

11-11:30 a.m. Container Gardening 101
Julie Gibes, Certified Master Gardener
Are you interested in gardening, but just don't know where to begin? Learn the art of container gardening and gain design ideas, plant and container suggestions and step-by-step projects.

 Janesville Farmer’s Market

 Several local farms will be set up in the lower level of Olde Towne Mall to sell early spring produce and other products as well as educate people about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. Attendees will be able to purchase a CSA share from a local farm, which is a way to get fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables delivered weekly throughout the season at a fraction of the cost of buying from a grocery store.

Confirmed vendors include: Amazing Grace Family Farm, Scotch Hill Farm, Wright Way Farm, Frochy Community Farm, Christensen’s Farm, Wholesome Harvest CSA, Tracy’s Farm Bus and Roots Down Community Farm.

For more information about the event, call (608) 373-8903.                         

For More Information

For more information or to arrange an interview with one of our Dean providers or staff, contact Dean Clinic Communications Manager Kim Sveum at or (608) 294-6080.

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