It’s a lazy weekend morning and you’ve got kids on the hunt for something to do. Grocery shopping might seem like it’s always at the top of the adults’ to-do list. But, it doesn’t have to feel like a chore—if you’ve got a couple of kids going shopping with you. In fact, it can be a pretty awesome opportunity for some family time, especially if you are fortunate enough to live near a farmers’ market. These weekly (or more often, if you’re lucky) pop-ups are an excellent way to introduce kids to new foods and flavors, a non-traditional shopping experience, and members of their local community.
We’ve put together a few tips for making the most of your family’s visit to the farmers’ market. If you can’t make it there, keep these tips in mind next time the kids join you on a trip to the grocery store. Not sure where your local market is? This national farmers’ market directory from the USDA can help you find the market closest to you.