Farmers Market cultivating youth interest on Kids’ Day
Published 9:54 am Friday, June 2, 2017
One way to get children interested in gardening is to give them a plant.
The first 200 children 13 and younger at the Winchester-Clark County Farmers’ Market Saturday will receive a free vegetable plant as well as $10 in vouchers for a future visit to the market.
Molly Stotts said last year’s Kids’ Day was a huge success.
“It was out biggest day last year,” Stotts said.
The market, which is open on Depot Street from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through the summer, will have children-friendly events like face painting, food tasting and other activities.
Stotts said a couple children will have a lemonade stand as a fundraiser for the Clark County Animal Shelter as well.
Those participating in Kids’ Day must attend with a parent, she said.
The vouchers are good for anything edible at a future market,.
Though this is the only event geared specifically toward children this season, the market is always open to everyone, she said.
“I hope we always have kid-friendly things to do,” Stotts said.
Later this summer, the market will open on Tuesdays as well.
Other theme days include a vegetable festival in July, a barbecue festival in August and a fall festival in September.