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Bring the Kids: Family Day at Farmer’s Market--Education, Fun, Good Local Food

Meet some “real” farmers, let the kids pick out a veggie or two to broaden their dietary horizon, and see what tasty edibles are growing on local North Texas farms instead of being shipped in from California or even other countries. An educational event for the kids and a good family outing for the entire family.

At 10 am plan to let the kids (and you) learn how to build pollinator nests for non-stinging bees and butterflies on your patio or balcony. They are built from “found” and salvaged materials like broken branches, old bricks, small logs, scrap wood, etc. The nest materials are fun and creative for the family to assemble and the nests themselves are a blast to build--followed by the fascination of watching the “busy bees” and butterflies which live with you now working away on your flowers and veggies.

The Greenville Farmer’s Market is open from 8 am until 11 am. Free “Pollinator Nests” educational event starts at 10 am. To finish your outing: The Audie Murphy Museum is located in Greenville, the town has a couple of fantastic kids’ parks for a picnic, and we can turn you onto a good local restaurant or two for lunch. So come on out and let your kids discover that not all food comes from a supermarket.

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  • Trish S.

    Great place, very receptive teachers, particularly for my son who asks a blue ton of questions.

    July 28, 2013

    • Trish S.

      Every birthday my kids each get to pick a garden, museum, or aquarium to join for the year. It's entertainment & a great value.

      July 28, 2013

    • Terry J.

      Great idea! Terry

      July 28, 2013

  • Trish S.

    One of the leaders told me there are Permaculture meet ups at some of the local libraries. Also, I'd be happy to carpool. Sharing gas expenses & carbon footprint would be appreciated. I live in Keller & have 2 kiddos. I drive a Forester, so could fit max two more kids and one adult.

    July 28, 2013

  • Lauren Huffines V.

    I would love to do a bunch of these events, but it seems like most of them are in Greenville, and that's an hour and a half away from me. :-(

    July 25, 2013

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