Orange Home Grown (OHG) announced today the “New Year- New Location” celebration of the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The farmers market is moving across the street from its previous home of the Villa Park Orchards Packinghouse. The new market location address is 303 W. Palm Avenue, Old Towne Orange. The farmers market will be housed in the parking lot of Chapman University’s Becket Building, and in the 300 block of Palm Avenue each Saturday. Special events for adults and children have been planned throughout the day to celebrate this new space.
Special giveaways and opportunity drawings include, while supplies last:
- OC Baking Company Bread to the first 500 people (one loaf per family)
- Orange Home Grown cookies from Chapman University’s Sodexo while supplies last
- Market Gift Basket filled with farmers market goodies valued at $300 raffled off at the end of the market
- Wilson Automotive Duck’s Game Suite (includes 14 seats and VIP parking) valued at $3,500 to be raffled off at the end of the day (one raffle tix per adult)
- Chapman Auto Repair Gift Certificate valued at $100 will be raffled off at the end of the market
- Katella Grill has donated a backyard BBQ for 8 and four $25 gift cards to Katella Grill
- Chapman University gift basket which includes 2 tickets to the opening night of Chapman Celebrates
- Pet gift basket donated by Healthy Pet Hospital & Grooming
- Fermented food basket donated by Wildly Fermented
- Fine art framed photography donated by Found the Time Designs
- A beautiful handcrafted “farmers market inspired” bottle cap necklace from Betsy’s Drawers will be raffled off at the end of the market
Anyone over the age of 16 who enters the farmer’s market is eligible to participate in the raffles. Chances to win will be handed out at the farmer’s market information booth.
Local Old Towne Orange businesses such as Tiddlywinks will be sponsoring a kid’s booth filled with crafts and children’s activities and Sunspark Yoga will offer free yoga classes throughout the day. Cura will be hosting a sketch session. Bring your sketchbook so you can draw from their market themed spread (they will gladly get you started with a few pointers). Curious Clay Society will be offering free pottery classes. Naturalist For You will be sharing information about their environmental programs.
Sharper Edge knife Sharpening will be providing their sharpening services on-site. A free market tour will be given by Orange Home Grown Market Manager Lisa David at 10 am starting at the market information booth. Live music and fresh offerings from Falasophy Truck, the Aussie Bean will also be on hand to help the Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market celebrate this special “New Year-New Location” event.
“Chapman University is pleased to offer Orange Home Grown the space to hold its weekly farmers market, and we have been happy to see this event’s growth and remarkable popularity,” said Chapman University’s Vice President of Campus Planning & Operations, Kris Olsen. “The University is proud to be a neighbor and a historic part of the Old Towne Orange community, and many of our students, faculty and staff are loyal customers of the market. We look forward to continuing as a committed supporter and partner of Orange Home Grown.”
“The Farmers Market is a well-loved event in the City of Orange. It’s great to see the community and friends come together to support local farmers and food artisans,” said City of Orange Mayor pro tem Mark A. Murphy. “It was very important to the City of Orange to work with Orange Home Grown to find a new home. Orange has a long history of agriculture production, and the farmers market helps to celebrate this part of our past while providing a great service to the community” said Murphy.
Executive Chef Greg Daniels, owner of Haven Gastropub and Provisions Market, both located in the City of Orange said, “As a local chef and business owner, I’ve been selfishly involved with Orange Home Grown since the beginning, and now source over half our produce from there. While I loved the previous location, my hope is this new location will provide the community with a more open market feel, and give the farmers and vendors better exposure. See you there!”
On an ongoing basis, the community-focused Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market will be held every Saturday year-round from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 303 W. Palm Avenue. There are approximately 45 booths, with a wide array of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty food items such as California olive oils, oysters, organic cheeses, artisan breads, sheep milk yogurts, cold pressed juice, vegan offerings, fermented foods, pasture raised grass-fed meats, locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggs from pasture raised chickens, and more. Food sampling, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, market dietitian, yoga classes, dog sitting and market tours are offered regularly by Orange Home Grown. The Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market is truly becoming a Saturday morning ritual for many local residents. The farmers market was recently named “Best Farmer’s Market in 2017” by the Orange County Register, and Orange Home Grown was awarded the “Grassroots Initiative” award by the American Planning Association at the state level this past October.
“I’m especially proud that the Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market accepts EBT/SNAP, but now we also offer Market Match”, stated Orange Home Grown Market Manager Lisa David. “Low income folks can get an extra $10 per week to buy nutritious fresh fruits & veggies, and they also help support local farmers and Orange Home Grown’s community programs such as the OHG Education Farm, Orange Seed Lending Library, OHG Scholarship Program, and the new OHG Youth Food Literacy Program sponsored by the Picerne Family Foundation. Now that’s empowering,” said David.
“I am extremely pleased that the strong partnership between Orange Home Grown, the City of Orange and Chapman University resulted in the ability of the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market to continue serving the residents of Orange with the best and most innovative farmers market in Southern California”, said City of Orange City Manager Rick Otto.
About Orange Home Grown Foundation, Inc.
Orange Home Grown Foundation, Inc. (OHG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by a small group of Orange, California residents dedicated to operating a local Saturday farmer’s and artisans market, urban education farm, seed lending library, scholarship program, and youth food literacy program in the city of Orange. These programs bring an awareness of healthy living to their community. Orange Home Grown’s primary focus is to cultivate a healthy community through family-friendly and community-based education programs in collaboration with like-minded community organizations. Emphasis is placed on wholesome nutrition, earth-friendly sustainable practices, whole health, and strengthening neighborhood and community relationships. Education and events are geared to all ages and income levels. For more information or to sign up for their weekly newsletter of become a volunteer, please visit www.orangehomegrown.org or http://www.facebook.com/OrangeHomeGrownInc