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Kids Farmers Market
May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This Kids Farmers Market event will be held twice per month during the 2017 market season for a total of 9 kids markets versus last year, we only held it once per month
This year we are scheduled for May 20th, June 10th and 24th, July 8st and 22nd,Aug 5th and 19th,Sept 2nd and 16th.
This event is meant for young children to experience shopping for their own fresh and favorite fruits and vegetables just like they see their adult family member do!
The market manager will purchase the fresh fruits and vegetables the morning of the Kid’s farmers market from the actual vendors at the market. A separate area is then set up for the Kids Farmers Market.
Each child is given $5.00 in play money so that they can “purchase” what they like. This not only is a way for the kids to pick out what THEY like to eat, but is also and educational opportunity since they have to count and pay for their goods just like they see the adults do. Nothing is free.
We have parents who come back to the market and tell us that their kids actually ate what they bought and a few of them would not share!!
We have volunteers from the Library who help set this up and help the kids. We try to keep the parents away so that the kids pick out what they want and not what their parent want them to “buy”. It is really fun to watch the kids try to decide what to buy!