Farmers' markets are a great place for kids to learn about the value of a dollar, where food comes from (and how it looks in its natural state), which fruits and vegetables are harvested during each season, how to conduct a financial transaction, and how to make choices. When we visit a farmers' market or farm stand, I give my kids a small amount of money to use as they choose, provided they make the purchases themselves. I have enjoyed watching their confidence, composure, and decision-making skills grow.
Now that spring is here and summer is fast approaching, the local farmers' markets are setting up their tents and filling their stands with local, fresh foods. Read on for info about Boston's neighborhood institutions of hands-on learning (A.K.A. farmers' markets) opening during the month of May.
As Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood, Dorchester boasts lots of fun activities for kids, families, and teenagers. Whether you are looking for a hike, an animal encounter at the zoo, fresh food from a farmers' market, classes, or a museum, you are bound to find it in Dorchester.
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