The Everhart Museum was at the Scranton Cooperative Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 16th for an afternoon of educational demonstrations and hands-on activities focused on locally grown and produced foods. The programs took place on-site at the Market located at 356 Lawall Street in Scranton
Beginning at noon and continuing until 7:00 pm, activities included programs about canning & preserving, grilling, and floral arranging as well as food-related topics such as nutrition, diet, and good health. The afternoon featured a children’s corn husking contest and a square dance demonstration by Susque Squares & Danjo Wheelers. Throughout the afternoon medical experts were on site to do blood pressure checks and answer health/diet related questions and much more.
The schedule was as follows:
Noon Learn about Home Canning & Preserving Basics from Lackawanna Cooperative Extension Educator Karen Thomas.
1:00 pm Shop the Farmer’s Market with Chef Russell Preno, III of Russell’s Restaurant who will provide a food preparation and grilling demonstration.
3:00 pm Floral designer John Mackey provides a tutorial on preserving flowers and creating dried floral arrangements.
4:00 pm Find out about the 4H and their programs for children ages 5-17. There will be hands-on activities and take-home information.
5:00 pm Corn Husking Competition, complete with prizes for children 12 and younger, will be held. Participants get to keep the corn they husk!
6:00 pm Square Dancing demonstration by the Susque Squares and Danjo Wheelers.
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