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Grow a healthy family by shopping at your local farmer’s market

Grow a healthy family by shopping at your local farmer’s market

Raising kids is like raising crops. Feed ‘em right, make sure they get plenty of fresh air, clean water and sunshine, and before you know it you’ll have a healthy, fully grown crop - er, kid - on your hands.

Well, OK. It’s a little more complicated than that. But you get the idea. 

All the more reason to get up with the rooster’s crow and take the kiddos to your local farmer’s market. Not only will you be able to pick up some super healthy foods to feed your crops - kids, sorry - you’ll be able to feed your little ones’ minds and souls, too.

Be honest. Do you have fun at the grocery store? (Full disclosure: if you said yes, we don’t believe you.) But the farmer’s market - now that’s a completely different experience. Most vendors at the market appreciate all the shoppers, especially the littlest ones. You’ll enjoy making your selections, and preparing them when you get home. It’s grocery shopping paradise. Or as close as you can get, anyway.

You can also seed those little brains with knowledge while you’re shopping at the farmer’s market. After all, there’s so much to see and do. For the very small, the sights and sounds are engaging. (Of course, if those sounds get to be too much, just slip on your baby’s HUSH hat.) For children who are older, they can begin to learn about colors and shapes, weights and measures, pricing and so much more while you shop. It’s enough to make getting up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday worth it. (Who are we kidding. You have a baby. You were already going to be up, anyway.)

If you want to feed your family the freshest local foods but you don’t have your own row to hoe (Or, maybe you just don’t want to. You do you. It’s cool.), load up the family and visit the local farmer’s market. The whole crop - shoot, family - will benefit.