Do your kids eat too much junk food? Are you looking to change that?
A frugal and fun way of teaching your children about healthy foods is to introduce them to all the varieties of produce available at your local farmers’ market, and there are many available to choose from nearby! Many Wilmington-area farmers’ markets not only offer the freshest & most diverse selection of produce, but they also sell local crafts, plants, & baked goods. Some provide free entertainment as well! Rather than dragging your kids to the boring grocery store, take your kids for some fresh air, family fun & fresh food at your local Farmers’ Market!
A few farmers’ markets of note include The Wilmington Farmers’ Market, The Camp FRESH Farmers’ Market, & The Co-op Farmers’ Market.
The Wilmington Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday from May 18th and October 19th, from 10 am until 2 pm, at Rodney Square. The market, which is open rain or shine, is located between 10th & 11th Streets and Market & King Streets by the statue of Caesar Rodney. The market features produce, plants, herbs, flowers & crafts. Café tables are spread throughout the market, where you can sit & enjoy free live entertainment & some of the new food you just purchased! More information about this farmers’ market can be found at http://www.downtownvisions.org/farmers-market.
The Camp FRESH Farmers’ Market was established in 2008 by a group of 37 teenagers from 5 urban neighborhoods in Wilmington, who attended Camp FRESH and discovered a great lack of access to nutritious food in the city of Wilmington. The Camp FRESH Farmers’ Market is open every Monday and Thursday from June 23rd until August 4th from 10 am until the produce runs out, at Wilmington Hospital. During your visit, you can also enjoy live demonstrations & information about healthy eating & cooking. Wilmington Hospital is located at 501 W 14th St Wilmington, DE 19801. The farmers’ market is located near the elevators in the west lobby. You can learn more about this farmers’ market at http://christianacare.org/campfresh.
The Co-op Farmers’ Market is located on Main Street in nearby Newark, DE. This farmers’ market runs every Sunday from the 1st Sunday in May until the Sunday before Thanksgiving from 10 am until 2 pm. While you are there, you can meet and talk to the local farmers & enjoy live entertainment by local musicians at 11 am. The farmers’ market is located at the Newark Natural Foods Co-op at 280 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711. More information can be found at http://newarknaturalfoods.coop/menu/farmers-market/farmers-market.
Support your local farmers and pick up some healthy & delicious produce at your local farmers’ market!