The Farmers Market: A Skill Building Workshop
Last week, six Tree Trust participants attended a skill-building workshop at the Maple Grove Farmer's Market.
Only one of the participants had ever been to a farmer's market before, so this workshop provided a lot of new experiences and learning opportunities!
Participants learned they could use EBT/SNAP at local farmer's markets, took a healthy food quiz, practiced comparing prices between the market and a standard grocery store, discussed the value of shopping locally, and shopped for healthy snacks among the 20 booths at the market.
Tree Trust offers workshops like these to broaden participants' understanding of issues that are important to them, like financial literacy; emotional, physical, and mental health; and other self-sufficiency skills. It is also a great time for participants to socialize with others in the program and experience something new.