Free Workshops Offered Winter Farmers’ Market in January

Dr. Elaine Bunick, a retired endocrinologist, is one of the speakers at this year’s free Winter Farmers’ Market workshops

Cooking, nutrition, and community gardening are just a few of the activities you can learn about at the Winter Farmers’ Market in January.  The market is offering free Grow & Learn Market Workshops in the back room of the market (Columbus Hall) on a number of Saturdays this winter.  The Winter Farmers’ Market is open each Saturday, 9 a.m. to Noon, in the gym at St. Mary’s School, through March 26. 

For a complete list of market workshops, visit

On January 15, Seasonal Cooking Class 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – University of Tennessee Extension Service is presenting a small cooking class led by Ashley Draper, UT Extension Agent. They will be making a seasonal winter salad, and recipes are included. This class is limited to six participants but will again be offered in February. 

Jan. 22, Growing Together, Community Gardens of Oak Ridge, 10:30 to 11:30 in Columbus Hall. 

Meet the leaders of Oak Ridge’s three community gardens for a fun and informative discussion of their plans for the summer. Gardeners from the Scarboro Neighborhood, First Presbyterian Church and St. Mary’s Church will be on hand to talk about the community gardens they tend, why they’re important to our city, and how to get involved this summer.

The Oak Ridge Public Library’s seed exchange will also be on hand to provide a resource for free seeds for gardeners. 

Jan. 29A Recipe for Wellness – Join Dr. Elaine Bunick and nutritionist Heidi Greenhalgh for a fun and informative workshop on cooking for your health this winter. You’ll sample a healthy winter recipe and hear about changing concepts for obesity, disease prevention and wellness.

Grow Oak Ridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization connecting local farmers with the public.  It operates the Winter Farmers’ Market and Market-To-Go, an online farmers’ market. 

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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