QAFM's Awesome Kids' Program

2017 radish race. photo by K.Mae Studio, llc.

2017 radish race. photo by K.Mae Studio, llc.

 
 

Kids are at the root of everything we do...

So, we created an event just for them. 2017 was our inaugural year, and it was an incredible success: over 500 kids participated and $3,000 was spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. We're excited to continue Roots to Shoots in 2018. This weekly event is for kids ages 3-12. They will have a chance to complete an activity, try two bites of delicious, local produce, get their market passport stamped, and get $2 to spend at the market on fruits and vegetables. Roots to Shoots focuses on getting kids:

  • learning about our local food system.
  • trying fruits and vegetables they might not have tried before.
  • spending money with our local farmers. 

We'll have monthly themes and will update this page weekly with what to expect at market for the coming week.

Important Information To Note:

  • Roots to Shoots runs all 19 weeks, from June 7 to October 11 at the Kids' Tent.
  • Children must have a parent or guardian signature to participate in the program and must be observed by their parent or guardian while at the tent.
  • $2 coupons are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are for fruits and vegetables only.
  • Have an older child that wants to participate? Have them help us in the tent as a volunteer! They can get their service hours finished this summer and helping run a kids' program at a farmers market looks GREAT on college resumes. Sign up here.
  • Have any questions? Shoot us an email at info@qafma.net.
Root Bucks Front

Root Bucks Front

Root Bucks Back

Root Bucks Back

Roots to Shoots passport

Roots to Shoots passport