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Food Day for Kids Photos and Wrap Up

Last Saturday, April 28th, the Coppell Farmers Market (CFM) hosted an estimated 300 + children for Food Day for Kids, a market-day event that aims to teach the significance of food and farming in our daily lives. Children learned hands-on as they made their way through six stations and eventually earned a $3.00 Veggie Voucher to spend at the Coppell Farmers Market.

Among the six stations top hits seemed to be a demonstration on “the six plant parts we eat”, taught by Just Picked TX, a Coppell-based organization, and a farm animal petting zoo combined with a lesson where participants interacted with farm tools (like a “belly milker” and antique egg scale), a cow costume, and sheep’s wool that was recently shorn from a flock located in Sanger, TX.

Following the event, Just Picked TX founder, Amanda Vanhoozier, wrote a reflection about her experience teaching families for Food Day for Kids. Along with an image of bright pink radishes, Vanhoozier posted:

“Morning after farmers market pulled these French Breakfast radishes from my #backyardgarden to go with Village Baking Co. pain au lavain toast with Lost Ruby Ranch chèvre. Thinking about best parent quote from salad demos yesterday at @coppellfarmersmarket “we could really diversify what we eat!” Farmers Markets do expand your food world.”

The Coppell Farmers Market appreciates the many community organizations and individuals who contributed to such a successful event. This includes: Coppell High School students with the National Art Honors Society (NAHS) who organized and lead make-and-take crafts, Cottonwood Creek Elementary educator Stacey Harris and students who handed out seeds saved from their school garden along with brownies made with kale, and many individual high school and middle school students who assisted with set-up, clean-up, and activity facilitation.

If you’d like to get involved with the Coppell Farmers Market and our education initiatives click here: https://coppellfarmersmarket.org/volunteer/

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