Farmers Markets are a great way to teach kids where their food comes from and support local farmers – all in the name of a fun family outing! No matter where you live, there’s sure to be a farmers market nearby, offering everything from produce, meat, fish and cheese to baked goods, flowers, local honey and more. Plus, most feature live music and other kid-friendly entertainment options. The Portland Farmers Market even offers kids cooking classes and a printable scavenger hunt activity (scroll down to download the scavenger hunt) to make the experience more fun and educational for young market goers.
To find the farmers market nearest you – or to find farmers markets in other parts of the area – check out the directory at oregonfarmersmarkets.org. Most are already open, but be sure to check dates and times on the website. (For Vancouver, Wash., farmers markets, visit vancouverfarmersmarket.com.)
What’s your favorite local farmers market?
What do your kids like to do there?
What’s your favorite farmers market treat?