Gateway Technical College will open its revamped and much larger Urban Farm and Market for the season at a kickoff party 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 5 in and around the grounds of the Pike Creek Horticulture Center on the college’s Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave.
This year’s market on the campus represents an increase in the variety of produce to be sold at the campus market, as well as the addition of several other horticulture and child-friendly related activities. The market will feature heirloom and open-pollinated fruits, vegetables and herbs. Market produce is registered as Certified Naturally Grown.
Other items – such mushrooms, hydroponic produce, potted plants and flowers – will also be available. In addition, farm tours, children’s activities, demonstrations, discussion groups and entertainment will be featured this year, as well.
The market will be open to the public 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays from now until Oct. 13.
Garden clinics will also be held at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at several of the dates, too. May’s clinics are as follows:
- May 5: Containers
- May 12: Transplanting
- May 19: Salads and quick dressings
- May 26; Weed identification
For more information on the market and a listing of all the garden clinics, please go to: https://www.gtc.edu/additional-services/urban-farm-and-market