Farmers' markets are a great place for kids to learn – about the value of a dollar, where their food comes from (and how it looks in its natural state), money math, which fruits and vegetables are harvested during each season, how to conduct a financial transaction, and of course, making choices.
When we visit a farmers' market, I give my kids a small amount of money to use as they choose, provided that 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 farmer’s markets are setting up their tents and filling their tables with local, whole, fresh foods. Read on for info about neighborhood institutions of hands-on learning (A.K.A. farmers markets) which are opening during the month of May.
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