Stroud Farmers' Market Children's Days
We are working with Stroud Farmers’ Market to run their children’s activity days. We ran one in the summer, which included our now familiar taster trail allowing children to go around the market sampling the delicious food on offer. Also it had children trying their hands at making berry ink from waste soft fruit. For the October day we ran a session based around apples and in February we will be decorating shopping bags.
In March we ran our first Children’s Day at Stroud Farmers’ Market of 2016 - with a brand new logo and three free activities.
After the success of the first Children’s Day last September, we ran the tasting trail again. Working with the stallholders, the children filled in their own taster’s passport while going around the market trying a whole variety of delicious local food - from bread to cheese to brownies.
We then gave them the opportunity to decorate their own mini shopping bag and a chance to make their own paper plant pots and sow some vegetable seeds. It was a very busy day and in the end over 80 passports were completed and a hundred bags were decorated. So perhaps this means that 80 children found things out about local food that they never knew before!
We are excited about this opportunity to work together and are looking forward to the next Children’s Day on 2 July 2016.
For more information contact Tamsin at 01453 753358 or
Stroud Valleys Project in partnership with Stroud Farmers' Market is launching a new series of children’s Market days, with the first taking place on 12 September 10am – 2pm.
These will include a range of activities aimed at encouraging children to take a closer look at food. We will be giving children the opportunity to experience the Farmers’ Market from the other side with the children having a go at being market traders and helping sell produce from our children’s stall. To celebrate the harvest, they can also try their hands at milling wheat into flour which they can take home and try using a recipe provided by Thierry from La Parisienne Bakery, and then discover where flour is used around the market.
Finally there will be a tasting trail around the market where the children can try a whole variety of delicious local food from bread to cheese to brownies and fill in their very own taster’s passport.