Teachers from local Evanston schools will be on hand to help kids plant green bean seeds tomorrow at the downtown Evanston Farmers Market, and a free canning workshop will be held for the older folks.

The kids’ activities will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets tent in the southwest corner of the market, while nearby a free canning workshop will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The kids will also be playing Market Bingo, whereby they check off people, places, and items pictured on their bingo cards to qualify to win prizes of fresh fruit and veggies donated by the farmers.

At the canning workshop, visitors will learn about the benefits of canning for healthy, sustainable living, thanks to a grant from Bell Jar. Additional canning workshops will be held July 19, Aug. 30, and Sept. 6.

Now in its 39th year, the market is held each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at University Place and Oak Avenue through Nov. 8. Parking is free in the adjacent 1800 Maple Avenue garage.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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