Saturday, the Adair County Farmers’ Market on the Square will be hosting “Children’s Educational Day” to promote nutritional education among youth.
“Provided that the weather is good, we will have Kelli Bonifer from the Extension District coming down and she will be bringing fresh and dried fruits,” says market co-coordinator Donna Jones. “They will be making salsa out of the fresh fruits and then another batch out of the dried fruit so that the kids can sample and taste the difference.”
The market will also be handing out a variety of nutritional booklets geared towards different age groups and those will be given away all day, or until they run out.
The Children’s Educational Day activities will start around 8:30 a.m. and will conclude around 11:30 a.m.
Jones would like to remind patrons that more and more produce items will be available each week and more and more vendors will be setting up from week to week.
“Last weekend we had some broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage but we expect more and more to be coming in,” says Jones. “We invite everyone to come down every weekend and just check and see what is there.”
In June, the market will be hosting “Meet Your Candidate” month for all election candidates who made it past the May primary.
“Each month we’ve got something different planned and we just want to keep people involved in the market and we want everyone to know what’s going on each weekend,” said Jones. “We just encourage everyone to visit us each week because it will continue to grow and more and more items will be available.”
By Adam Capps