OSU-OKC has Farmers Market Holiday Celebration

About 2,000 people attended the OSU-OKC Farmers Market Holiday Celebration on Saturday at the university's campus at 400 N Portland Ave. in Oklahoma City.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: December 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm •  Published: December 9, 2012
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“The eggs, the dairy, the baked goods — it's all really, really fresh because they picked it yesterday probably, which is awesome,” Camp said.

Fertile Ground was one of the many community organizations and businesses at the expo. Several local businesses and community organizations had booths with a focus on natural health and wellness.

Through Fertile Ground, Zitterkob and fellow owner Terry Craghead teach Oklahoma City residents and restaurant owners how they can raise their own gardens and maintain compost piles. They also build raised gardens and help customers set up composting bins.

In past years, Zitterkob grew 30 percent to 50 percent of his own food. Anyone can have a garden, he said, regardless of whether they have a small patio or a nice-size backyard.

“Sometimes it's just so intimidating, like, ‘How do I start a garden?'” he said. “I remember that, for myself when I started my first garden, I was like, ‘What do I do?' It would have been really helpful if I could have just called somebody and said, ‘Hey, can you show me how to do this and get me started?'”

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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IF YOU GO

OSU-OKC Farmers Market

When: OSU-OKC's Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: OSU-OKC Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N Portland Ave.

What's there: Organic fruits and vegetables; baked goods; eggs; organic meats

Upcoming: The Farmers Market will close Dec. 29 but reopen Jan. 5 with its 2012 Food Celebration. Kamala Gamble, a local chef and organic gardener, will give cooking classes with some of the foods found at the Farmers Market. Also, vendors will have recipes at their booths that include foods they sell.

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