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:

  1. Farmers MarketWith 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Mississauga Farmer's MarketFor more information click here

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 


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