Farmers’ markets are great places for children to think about where their food comes from, connect with people in their community, and develop a lifelong interest in cooking. We love to see children at the market!
This Saturday July 28th we’re holding our annual Family Day at the Market event. We hope that you gather up the youngsters in your life and join us for a morning of fun starting at 8am!
The Campbellford Branch of the Trent Hills Public Library will be joining us with books about farming and food from their children’s book collection. Stop by for a browse or a story! They’ll also have some fun crafts to make.
The Early On Child and Family Centre will be at the market too! Another tremendous free resource in our community for families. If you aren’t aware of their services, come and check out their display! They’ll be bringing lots of activities for kids to do too!
Local musician Terry Brooks will lead us in a knee slapping, toe tapping, sing-a-long! You might know Terry from the Brighton Library. Terry loves to sing, but he doesn’t like singing alone! Come ready to join in the musical fun at 10 am.
We’ll also be setting up our popular, one of a kind, market vendor play station. Children will have fun flexing their imaginative play muscles by using the small market stall, baskets, and toy food to pretend to be farmers’ market vendors. We’ve designed a market scavenger hunt for children to try. Complete the hunt and win a homemade shortbread cookie from Wholesome Breads by Erin. Yum yum! And we’ll need help to decorate the market with chalk art! Grab some chalk and help us bring some colour to the concrete.
As always you’ll also find the best of fresh local produce, meats, honey, maple syrup, preserves, and baked goods at the market. Our three artisans this Saturday are Studio Grace, Chandra Rice, and Art de Claude. Claude’s been working on some wooden whistles and toy tops especially for Family Day. I can’t wait to see them!
Thanks for reading and we’ll see you on Wednesday and Saturday!