“Kids Day!” events featuring crafts, cooking demonstrations and physical activities for children will be held at eight farmers’ markets across Boston during August and September.
A schedule of the series is below:
Allston Village Farmers Market - Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
South Boston Farmers Market - Monday, Aug. 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Egleston Farmers Market - Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Codman Square Farmers Market - Thursday, Aug. 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Roslindale Farmers Market - Saturday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dudley Common Farmers Market - Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mattapan Square Farmers Market - Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Corey Street Farmers Market - Sunday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The free, all-ages events are hosted by the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness and are sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
The first “Kids Day!” in Allston this weekend is expected to feature more than a dozen vendors selling crafts, baked goods and fresh vegetables along with other free activities including a bounce house, seed planting, pot painting and drumming. To sign-up for a children’s cooking class that will be held, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday August 9th at 5 p.m.
“The Allston Village Farmers Market is a great place for the community to come together and celebrate the wonderful diversity that we have in Allston,” Alana Olsen, director of Allston Village Main Streets said in a statement. “I am so grateful to the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness for helping pull together this really exciting family event, our market manager Mary Lovell and all of our volunteers have done a wonderful job.”
“For almost seven consecutive months, we shop our farmers markets and connect with our neighborhoods. ‘Kids Day!’ is a special day of fun designed to especially connect our children to the magic of being surrounded by and drawn into all that is local and fresh,” said a statement from Karen Spiller, director of Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness.
For more information on the Allston Village Farmers Market, click here.