Celebrate Earth Month With Us!
At New Morning, we celebrate Earth Day every day! For the entire month of April, we’re spreading our enthusiasm for the environment with a month-long celebration. Each week has its own earth-friendly theme! Join us for classes, DIY workshops, and delicious samples.
We will also have a tent at the 24th Annual Woodbury Earth Day hosted by the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition! Join in the fun on May 4th from 11am-4pm at Hollow Park. Stop by our booth to meet local vendors and practitioners from our Vitality Center. Plus check out Goodies by New Morning, a concession stand at Hollow Park. Back for its second season, Goodies by New Morning offers house-made baked goods as well as an assortment of beverages and snacks April through October!
Schedule for Earth Month Festivities
Local Love Week 3/31 – 4/6
This week we’re celebrating where we live with samples from local producers! Join us in helping keep Woodbury beautiful at the Woodbury Conversation Commission’s Spring Town Clean-up on Saturday, April 6th, from 8:30am-12pm at Hollow Park.
Sacred Grounds Coffee Sampling
Friday April 5th 11am-2pm
Meet the producer behind Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters in Sherman! Sacred Grounds offers certified organic and fair trade coffee roasted in small batches. Have a taste!
Ridgway Maple Syrup Sampling
Saturday April 6th 11am-2pm
Meet the farmers from nearby Ridgway Farm in West Cornwall! In late winter and early spring, Ridgway Farm sets out around 1,000 taps to collect maple sap. For every 40 gallons of sap they boil down, they get one gallon of delicious maple syrup. Come taste a sample!
Saturday April 6th 12:30-3:30pm
Andalou Naturals is joining us for a product demo! Their skin, hair, and bodycare products are certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and made with fair trade ingredients.
Water Week 4/7 – 4/13
Every living thing needs water, making it the earth’s most precious finite resource. There is the same amount of water on Earth today as millions of years ago! This week we’re hosting two classes with the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition and sharing products committed to water conservation.
The Incredible Journey: Adventures of a Water Drop
Wednesday April 10th 3pm
Carol Haskins, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
An interactive story hour inviting kids to transform themselves into water droplets and explore the different routes by which water travels through the water cycle. Featuring beautifully illustrated books by Thomas Locker, the group will use a beach ball to estimate how much water covers our planet before tracing water to Where the River Begins. Participants will then go on an “Incredible Journey” using an oversized board game to demonstrate the amazing adventure water droplets make as they circulate around the globe. After the game, we will discuss the different journeys and reflect on how precious our water resources are. Free! Registration Requested.
Private Drinking Water Wells 101
Wednesday April 10th 6:30pm
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
Where does my water come from? How does my well work? What should I test and treat for to protect my family’s health? Find answers to these questions and dive deeper into understanding the operation and maintenance of your private well system during this presentation from the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. The presentation will also offer a variety of take-home resources. Unable to attend? Learn more at here. Free! Registration Requested.
Numi Tea Sample
Friday April 12th 12-2pm
Taste Numi Tea! Numi sources 100% organic and fair trade full leaf teas and don’t add any flavorings.
Superieur Electrolytes Sample
Saturday April 13th 11am-2pm
Superieur Electrolytes is joining us for samples! They use real ingredients like sea water and sea salt for electrolytes and trace minerals.
Kids’ Week 4/14 – 4/20
The future is in their hands! We’ve planned a whole week of fun focused on the next generation. We’re hosting classes on upcycled fashion, cloth diapering, and more!
Refashion and Upcycle
Wednesday April 17 th 4–6pm
Amanda Citarella, Founder & Executive Director of Benevolent and Enlightened Beauty
Did you know Americans throw away 26 billion pounds of clothes annually? Or that almost all fabric can be recycled? Today only about 1% of clothing is recycled and synthetic materials take over 200 years to break down in a landfill! There are many ways we can better the world with the way we treat our clothes. In this fun kid-friendly class you will discover solutions to the destructive impacts of the beauty and fashion industries. Swapping clothes and upcycling items that are no longer wearable into new things (like reusable shopping bags!) are two great examples. Children and adults are invited to bring a few pieces of clothing to participate in a clothing swap and to bring an old t-shirt to transform into a reusable bag. For more information, visit Benevolent and Enlightened Beauty. Class is free to attend and donations to Benevolent and Enlightened Beauty will be graciously accepted. Free! Registration Requested.
Doody Under Wraps: Cloth Diapering Unfolded!
Saturday April 20th 10am
Autumn Cloud-Ingram, LMSW
Are you thinking about cloth diapering? In this hands-on workshop with Autumn of ParenTechnique, you’ll learn about the significant cost savings, health benefits, and environmental impact of cloth diapers as well as how to handle those Number Two’s! From mastering important laundering techniques to learning about the different cloth diapers on the market today (including all-in-ones, pre-folds, and pocket diapers), you’ll leave feeling like a cloth diaper pro. Autumn Cloud -Ingram, LMSW has a Master of Social Work and has worked providing parent training, working with families with significant mental health challenges, and helping first-time parents adapt to the challenges of parenthood. Tickets $15.00
Saturday April 20th 11am-2pm
Dr. Hauschka is joining us for a product demo! Their mission to support the healing of humanity and the earth translates to their natural skin-care and make-up!
Sustainable Living Week 4/21 – 4/27
There are little ways to make our lives greener every day. Join us to make your own natural cleaning products in our DIY class! Plus keep your eyes peeled for the launch of exciting new sustainability initiatives in-store!
DIY Spring Cleaning
Tuesday April 23rd 6-7pm
New Morning Market’s Creative Team
Join us for a fun night where you will learn how to make a variety of nontoxic household cleaners just in time for spring cleaning! Participants will leave with recipes and will also be able to make and take a few of their own DIY cleaning products home to try. All attendees will receive a $5 coupon valid toward their next purchase at New Morning Market. Tickets $5.00
Alter Eco Sample
Friday April 26th 12-2pm
Join us for samples of Alter Eco! From their compostable wrappers to their organic and non-GMO ingredients, Alter Eco has thought of everything. Plus their chocolate gives back to the farmers. All ingredients are fair trade.
SoulFresh Proteins Sample
Saturday April 27th 11am-2pm
SoulFresh Proteins is joining us for a product demo! They produce non-GMO spirulina as a sustainable plant-based protein grown on the East Coast!
Lawn and Garden Week 4/28 – 5/4
Organic gardening and lawn care promote healthy soil and, in turn, support healthy ecosystems. Settle into spring with us and plant your own organic garden! This week we’re hosting a workshop about planting potatoes!
Potato Planting Primer
Tuesday April 30th 6pm
Interested in growing your own potatoes? Join us for an informative session! Experienced farmer and gardener Holli will go over prepping, planting, cultivation, and harvest of organic potatoes in your own garden. All attendees will receive a $5 coupon valid toward their next purchase at New Morning Market. Tickets $5.00
Justin’s Nut Butter Sample
Friday May 3rd 12-2pm
Taste Justin’s nut butters! Justin’s was created out of a passion to diversify options for the vegetarian diet. Mission accomplished.
Woodbury Earth Day
Saturday May 4th 11am – 4pm
Hollow Park in Woodbury
Join us at the largest Earth Day celebration in Connecticut! Now in its 24th year, this free event offers earth-friendly activities for the entire family including 130+ vendors, live music, and food trucks. Be sure to visit New Morning Market’s booth at the festival!
Interested in being a volunteer for Woodbury Earth Day? Visit https://www.woodburyearthday.org/volunteer for more information.