Brevard County Farmers Market
Wickham Park
Melbourne
Thursdays
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne FL
Wickham Park Equestrian Area (Stables)




University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Brevard County Parks and Recreation

Contact Information
Contact Mel Morgan-Stowell, our market manager at 321-633-1702 or email: Market Manager



Events

UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Offerings

Upcoming Events July and August

Financial Management & Injury Prevention Classes

Budgeting and Credit Basics:
Learn how to prepare a budget, reconcile accounts, stretch dollars and use credit wisely to pay down debt. This class satisfies requirements for discharge from bankruptcy.  Classes will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office on July 17th, from 1:00 am-4:00 pm and on August 22nd, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  Cost:  $10.

Budgeting Basics:
Learn to prepare a budget, reconcile accounts and stretch dollars.  This class will be held at the Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd. Melbourne, FL 32934 on July 2nd, 2014 from 10:30am – 12:30 pm and on August 6th, 2014 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Credit Management:
Learn to use credit wisely and pay down debt.  This class will be held at the Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd. Melbourne, FL 32934 on July 9th, 2014 from
10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Buying & Selling on Internet Venues:
Learn the basics of setting up an account to purchase or sell items via E-bay and Amazon. We’ll also look at other internet buying/selling options.  This class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office on July 3rd, 2014 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm and on August 3rd, from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm.  Visit our Eventbrite website to register. Cost: $10

Safety
Kids and Cars: A Child Passenger Safety Seminar:
Learn how to properly select, install and use child safety seats.  This class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office on July 11th, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, and on August 4th, from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.  Class will also be held at the Turnquest Community Center, 1686 Marywood Rd. Melbourne, FL 32934 on July 10th, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and on August 7th, from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Visit our Eventbrite website to register. Cost: Free. 

Child Safety Seat Check:
Bring children and safety seats to be checked for proper selection, installation and fit.  Call to schedule appointment time.   Seat checks will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office on July 11th, from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, July 24th, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, August 8th, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, and on August 25th, from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.  Seat checks will be held at the Turnquest Community Center,1686 Marywood Rd. Melbourne, FL 32934 on July 10th, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, July 24th, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, August 7th,  from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm, and on August 20th, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.   Visit our Eventbrite website to register. Cost: Free

Marine Science

Oyster Gardening Workshops:
This community based restoration program allows citizen scientists to grow oysters off their own docks which will then be placed on oyster restoration sites in the Indian River Lagoon. Participants must commit to caring for oysters once a week for up to 9 months. All necessary supplies to build oyster habitats will be supplied at the workshop! Please call Sammy Anderson at the Brevard Zoo at 321-254-9453 x284 to register for a workshop date.
Cost: Free.

Youth Development

CLUE: Careers and Life Under Exploration:
This workshop is open to youth in grades 2nd-6th. In this program, youth will learn about pursuing different careers…such as becoming a horticulturist, marine scientist, chef, or farmer. Youth will “apply” for a job in one of the above fields and will attend sessions on July 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, and 23rd. These sessions will be held in the evening from 5:30 pm -7:00 pm at the UF/IFAS Extension office in Cocoa. Visit our Eventbrite website to register. Cost is $30.00. 

Dig Into Gardening (DIG):
This program is available to organizations (schools, afterschool programs, etc.) interested in starting a garden, but unsure about the commitment.  The program kit includes ten lesson plans and the materials to go along with teaching them…as well as a raised garden bed, and indoor garden to utilize.  Materials are loaned for up to six months, and are to be returned upon conclusion of the program.  Materials are furnished through a Florida Ag in the Classroom grant.  For more information, contact Vanessa Spero-Swingle at 321-633-1702 ext. 231.

Summer Sewing Series:
This series is open to youth 8-18 who are interested in learning  to sew. Participants will be making a pillow case, and sewing machines will be provided. Class will be held June 25th, 2014 from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Cocoa Office.  To register contact Kellene Murdick at kellene.m@earthlink.net . Cost $15.00

Food & Nutrition

Food Handler Certification:
This class and exam fulfills the requirement for Food Service industry managers. 
Call 1-888-232-8723 for registration.  Class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office on July 14th, 2014 from 8:30am-5:30pm.  Cost: $165.

Preserving Foods: Water Bath and Pressure Canning: 
Lean how to can foods! Each participant will be provided with hands-on experience and will take food home. Please bring a box or a container to take products home as they may still be warm.  Class will be held at UF/IFAS Extension Brevard Cocoa Office on August 14th, 2014 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Cost: $35.

Make and Sell Homemade Foods:
Understanding the Cottage Food Laws:
Learn about the Cottage Food Law and what it takes to produce food items at home that can be legally sold in the state of Florida. This class will be held at the Farmers Market at Wickham Park by the stables on August 14th, 2014 from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm . Visit our Eventbrite website to register.
Cost: $10.


UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County

3695 Lake Drive Cocoa, Florida 32926  321-633-1702
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, F.S., persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should notify the University of Florida Brevard County Extension Service no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting at 321-633-1702 or fax 321-633-1890.

 

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