This past Saturday was an exciting and event-packed “Kid’s Day” at the Davidson Farmer’s Market. The Growing Kid’s Club featured a flower-pressing craft with DIY flower presses! Club-attendees at the Market this week had the opportunity to decorate and build their own flower presses. The Growing Kid’s club thanks our flower vendor, Herr Flowers, for providing the beautiful flowers for the craft this week.
*Look for the Growing Kid’s Club booth this Saturday from 8-Noon at the Davidson Farmer’s Market for the next featured market product: seeds! We will feature a fun DIY “grass head” craft at the Market!
For those who are curious – here is the mission of the Market’s Growing Kid’s Club:
MISSION: The Growing Kid’s Club at the Davidson Farmer’s Market aims to highlight and introduce the foods offered by our vendors to young children at the Market. The Club incorporates hands on learning with a weekly craft to educate and introduce children to healthy food options. Club leaders firmly believe children learn best by touching, tasting, manipulating, “playing with” food, and that this gives children real experience (as opposed to looking at pictures of food). At the same time, Club leaders understand that global food shortage is a concept more appropriately taught when older. “Waste” on the other hand, is appropriately taught by example at any level. Additionally, the Club sponsors Market’s vendors each week to build support for local farming and offers a novel way for parents, guardians, and friends to work with and teach their children about healthy food options.
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