How excited do your kids get to run errands or go shopping with you? While children might not enjoy going to the grocery store, a trip to the farmers market can be a fun adventure for the whole family.
To get you started, here’s a list of the top five things to do with your family at the farmers market:
- With young kids, have fun identifying all the different fruits and vegetables. See how many they can get right – and learn about fruits and vegetables they have never seen before!
- A game of “I Spy” is more fun at the market. With all the colours, activities and people to see, kids will have an endless supply of clues.
- With older and younger kids alike, create a scavenger hunt. Ask them to find the items on your list – the first one to finish wins (and there are plenty of fresh, healthy prizes to be had).
- Plan a meal with the older kids in your family. Ask them to make a family dinner and find the ingredients they need at the market. This is a great way to make kids feel involved and teach them healthy eating habits they’ll have for years to come.
- The most fun activity for the farmers market is a taste test. Pick up a selection of fruit, vegetables and cheese and have fun picking a favourite in each category. Bonus: this doubles as lunch!
We hope you have a great time at the market! Be sure to visit the new Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, in the City’s downtown core every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting July 23 until Oct.29. The market is also open on Sundays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3 Robert Speck Pkwy. You are sure to find the best in fresh, locally grown produce.
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To see a full list of local Farmer’s Markets, please click here.
Content contributed by Vivian Peets - Public Relations Coordinator for the City of Mississauga