Most all area farmer’s markets have opened for the season (the 6th avenue market in Tacoma is open today). You can find markets all over the South Sound, right here.
A trip to the farmer’s market is a great way to get your kiddos eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and with the teensiest bit of planning, it can be a lot of fun, too.
The Tacoma farmer’s market site has this great page full of printable activities for kids. You can bring them right along with you, if you want!
You might also try a scavenger hunt if your kids are readers. I like this one, from the great site, What’s Cooking With Kids, but you could easily make up your own.
You might also try letting the kids pick out a new to them fruit or vegetable. Encourage them to ask how to fix it and let them pay for it and tote it home, too! With a little practice, you’ll have locavores on your hands in no time. Don’t forget to take advantage of free and cheap entertainment that most markets offer for kids, as well. Got your own tip for market going? Please share! I love to get comments here and over at our Facebook page, too!
Finally, a quick note that you can still get in on the Living Social deals for kids’ and adults’ art classes in Gig Harbor. Just scroll down two posts for the scoop. Make sure you caught my post on kids’ workshops at the Humane Society, too!