KERNEL (Kids Eating Right-Nutrition and Exercise for Life)
is a youth-oriented program designed for Farmers Markets to engage children in learning about lifelong healthy eating habits, gardening and exercise.
Each week will have a short activity to do at the market. After the children complete the activity, they will be given an activity and recipe card as well as $2.00 in KERNEL Cash to spend at the market on fresh fruits, vegetables or plant starts!
A look ahead for KERNEL ACTIVITIES:
AUGUST 10th will be “Farmers Market BINGO”
Join us for National Farmers Market Week.
AUGUST 17th will be “Calisthenics”
with Special Guests Advocate Fitness and Ambition Physical Therapy.
AUGUST 24th will be “Vitamin C Detective”
AUGUST 31st will be “Yoga”
SEPTEMBER 7th will be “Give a Farmer a Hand”
Come say thank you to the farmers that grow our food and making eating local possible.
SEPTEMBER 14th will be “Parts of the Plant”
Learn about the parts of the plant and the different types of fruits, vegetables and seeds we eat.
SEPTEMBER 21st will be “Gourds”
SEPTEMBER 28th will be “Leaves”
October 6th will be “Seed Saving”
October 12th will be “Favorite Recipe”
Below is an Archive of this season’s previous KERNEL Activities and Links for Educational information to further explore.
AUGUST 3rd will be “Vitamin of the Sun”
JULY 27th will be about “Community Garden and Rock Painting”
At the market we will be painting rocks, bring your own or we will have some available too.
We had hoped to have an open house tour at the Pumpkin Patch Community Garden. However, the garden does not have all the trees like the park and we are afraid it will be too warm.