Following our morning exploring the Dane County Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 25, we’ll head to a catered brunch at the Goodman Community Center. Located on the near East side of Madison, the Goodman Center is a private nonprofit that serves the entire community through programs such as early childhood education, its TEENworks high school program, older adult activities, and many others.
Our group will be served through the center’s Working Class Catering participants—a “classroom” of teens who work and learn alongside food service professionals. The students are integrated into all parts of the business, learning all aspects of running a full-service catering company.
Meals are made from scratch, with high-quality, organic ingredients—locally sourced, when available. The program is a win-win: providing delicious meals and empowering local teens in education and employment.
After brunch, we’ll walk past the Atwood Community Gardens to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, just a short distance from the community center. Saturday will be a day to fully explore and appreciate all types of gardening—from edibles to ornamentals.