This past Saturday, the Davidson Farmer’s Market featured its first Growing Kid’s Club Food Series. The first food featured at the Market was peas. Over 50 families found a fun pea-related arts-and-craft. Adventurous kids had the opportunity to taste sugar snap pea samplers as well.
Click HERE for this week’s kid-friendly featured food information sheet and lil’ chef recipes featuring peas!
*Look for the Growing Kid’s Club booth this Saturday from 8-Noon at the Davidson Farmer’s Market for the next featured food: berries!
For those who are curious – here is the mission of the Market’s Growing Kid’s Club:
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 foods. Club leaders firmly believe children learn best by touching, tasting, manipulating, and “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.
Posted by Emily