One of the best ways to start your children on a healthy and heart-focused eating pattern is to educate them on where their meals are coming from! Why not make these lessons fun by taking them to the Farmers and Families Day at West Frederick Farmers Market!
On Saturday June 25th, join the vendors at West Frederick Farmers Market from 10 am – 1 pm for “Farmers & Families Day” filled with exciting, educational fun. This special market day will incorporate activities to encourage kids to learn about farm-to-table foods.
“Find Your Food Scavenger Hunt” offers children of any age a hands on, exploratory experience with their food choices. Market visitors can pick up their clue cards at the West Frederick Farmers Market booth, then put on their thinking caps and search out the eight participating vendors with hints pointing towards farm fresh choices. Once the cards are complete and turned in for a prize drawing, one winner will be selected to receive $45 in Market Bucks to spend with participating vendors.
Visitors can also share their love of eating fresh foods at the #FrederickFarmFresh Mural. This photo op will incorporate kids’ favorite farm items and social media. Guests will add to the mural and have the opportunity to be featured on the West Frederick Farmers Market Facebook page and Instagram account letting the world know that they eat #FrederickFarmFresh.
After searching out and sharing their favorite goods, families can Plant-a-Seed to take home and watch grow. Everything needed to plant a seed and watch it grow at home will be included.
Story time with Cathleen Rogers, aka ABCnana, will also be available for children and families to enjoy!
Bring the whole family to shop Frederick County’s largest farmers market with over 30 vendors selling fresh produce, dairy, local meat, eggs, plants and much more! West Frederick Farmers Market is located at 800 Oak Street, every Saturday now through November, 10 am – 1pm.
For more information on the West Frederick Farmers Market and complete list of vendors, please visit www.frederickfarmfresh.com.
(Press Release/Photos courtesy of West Frederick Farmers Market)