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(Article by Kevin Parks, ThisWeek News)

Clintonville Farmers' Market officials hope to resurrect the Kids Garden program in 2015. "We want to come back bigger, better and stronger for the kids of Clintonville," said Joseph Swain, owner of Swainway Urban Farm on Canyon Drive, where the inaugural Kids' Garden Club was launched in 2011.

To help fund that desire, a raffle is being conducted. Tickets were to be sold at the market last week and again Saturday, Oct. 11. Tickets are $3 each, four for $10 and nine for $20, according to the announcement.

The prize of a market bag of produce and products, along with coupons for several perishable items, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18; the winner must claim the prize at the market tent before noon. The winning number will be posted immediately after the drawing on the market's Facebook page as well as on signs at the market tent and elsewhere.

"We'll use the money we raise to provide an honorarium for the person who leads the club as well as providing startup supplies," Clintonville Farmers' Market board President Sharon West said in a statement. "We hope to find one or two Clintonville partners to attract a larger group of kids and also include an educational element."

"We're trying to resume it, get someone with a little more of an educational background, have a more-structured curriculum so it's a little more involved for the kids," Swain said in an interview. "We want to take it to the next level."

Swain said the Kids' Garden Club initially started with a small plot on his property, but moved to a backyard garden for 2012 and 2013. With his business expanding, Swain said he was unable to help keep the group going this year, but he sees it as a worthwhile endeavor.

"The kids really just enjoyed learning how to grow food for themselves and their families," he said. "They were able to provide for their brothers and their sisters and their moms and dads. We created a little community within that. That's what adults do, but we found it important that kids that going."

Club participants also sold the crops they had grown at the market at the conclusion of the season.

"At the end of the day, we turned them into little entrepreneurs," Swain said.

Now in its 12th[sic] season, the Clintonville Farmers' Market is held along North High Street between Orchard Lane and West Dunedin Road from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The final outdoor market of 2014 will be held Nov. 22.


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September 13, 2015
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June 11, 2015
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October 7, 2014
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April 12, 2014
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November 22, 2013
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