News Gleams: Mobile Farm Stand Provides Local Produce and Artists Sought for Horn of Africa Mural Project

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Mobile Farm Stand Opens to Offer Local Produce to South End residents

Roots of All Roads (ROAR), a mobile farm stand providing locally grown produce and nutritional education to the South and West Seattle communities, has announced times and locations for its summer schedule. The farm stand, supported primarily through community donations, has been credited with making healthy eating options available to areas with limited access to fresh food. 

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ROAR Founder Rachel Teft (right) with farm stand attendant Claire West. Photo courtesy of ROAR


Tuesdays 4-7 pm– Rainier Beach at Rose Street and Rainier Ave S- Opening June 14th

Wednesdays  4-7pm – High Point Juneau P-Patch – 32nd Ave SW and SW Juneau St – Opening Celebration June 27

Thursdays 11:30am-1:30pm – Seattle Indian Health Board – Market for SIHB staff; not open to the public.

Thursdays 3pm-7pm – Georgetown at Carleton Ave Grocery, Carleton Ave at Warsaw St. – Market partnership with CityGrown Farmers, EBT accepted at this location

Fridays 1-3pm and 5-7pm – Hillman City, Harameyn Grocery, Rainier Ave S & S Juneau St

Additional information here


Golf Tournament to Benefit Low Income Residents

SouthEast Effective Development’s (SEED) third annual golf tournament will take place at the newly reconstructed Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood on Friday, July 15th.  The event will raise funds for arts and development projects for South East Seattle’s low income residents. King County Councilmember Larry Gossett will be a featured guest.  Register for the tournament here:


Local Artists sought for Mural Project

Organizers for the Horn of African Mural project are seeking local artist to help mentor youth ages 10-16 during a five-week long workshop series. . The workshop series will center on designing and creating a mural in Southeast Seattle, and providing exposure to public art and exploration of drawing, painting, and photography. The workshop series is funded in part by a grant from the University of Washington’s Global Studies Center ­ The Marcy Migdal Fund ­ which provides $1000 to exceptional University of Washington students to support them in providing access to educational opportunities focused on improving equity in the educational system. : The program will take place at Neighborhood House in Rainier Vista, 12pm to 3pm, Fridays from July 15th­ August 12th.  Artists interested in mentoring youth during the project can contact either Jennifer Charoni or Leila Reynolds at or


Survey to Help Determine What Seattle Business Need Saving

Earlier this week, Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) introduced a Seattle Legacy Business Survey, which is intended to inform efforts to help the city preserve the bars, restaurants, cafés, and shops Seattle residents deem a part its unique makeup.  Councilmember Herbold intends for the survey results to inform the Mayor’s Commercial Affordability Taskforce’s efforts in determining what policies or funding support may be necessary to preserve and protect Seattle’s iconic small businesses.  The survey can be completed here.  The Commercial Affordability Taskforce is expected to present its findings by October 1, 2016.