Next Kids’ Plate is August 21

The Fresh Food Fairy brings her bike that powers a blender that makes smoothies. She was part of Kids’ Plate at the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market in July.
The Fresh Food Fairy brings her bike that powers a blender that makes smoothies. She was part of Kids’ Plate at the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market in July.

This good fairy in her lively costume taught children how to pedal a bike, to run a blender that turned out smoothies which this young lady put together from blueberries offered at the Farmers’ Market in July.

Kids usually love to eat, but not always the vegetables and fruit that are deemed good for them. The Vicksburg Farmers’ Market volunteers aim to show children how very good fresh fruit can taste, according to Carol LaFrance. For the past three years, she and Penny Allen have planned and provided a chance for kids to learn how to prepare their own fruit and vegetables.

Kids’ Plate will offer its final event of the year at the market for any child who shows up during market hours, how to make a veggie quesadilla, on Friday, Aug. 21 from 2:30-5 p.m. Much of the food for the monthly class is donated by the vendors at the market. Education is a big part of showcasing the market, in hopes that the families will return week after week for fresh produce.

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