As we head into spring are you hoping to see more kids having a good time at the market? You think kids should be learning at a young age that cooking and eating healthy is fun? We think so too! Every week at the SFC tent at our downtown location, we have something fun for the kiddos. On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of EVERY month, rain or shine, we have The Little Kitchen. The 1st and 3rd Saturdays we hold Li’l Sprouts, full of engaging, educational activities that encourage eco-awareness and spark dialogue about how our food gets from farm to plate. Both offerings take place from 10am-12pm and are a great opportunity for kids of all ages to see how much fun it is to grow, share and prepare healthy, local food.
With different recipes in The Little Kitchen, kids can have fun making “ants on a log”, pecan-butter balls, smoothies, sweet potatoes, and so much more. And don’t forget, these fun cooking activities focus on local and sustainable recipes! That means the majority of ingredients are sourced that morning, on site from the market. And all of the recipes have an SFC twist: pecan-butter on a swiss chard stalk for ants on a log; locally made hummus and crisp, colorful veggies–every recipe is made for the kids to enjoy, educate, and you can take the recipe to recreate this fun at home! So let’s recap: you want your kids to eat local and healthy and still have fun? Head to the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown to get the kids involved, pick up a recipe, and shop around at the market to find those very ingredients. We’ll see you there!