One kid-friendly activity to add to your summer bucket list has got to be: visiting a local farmers’ market! With 145+ farmers’ markets across BC, it’s easy to find one near you! The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets has made it even easier to locate a farmers’ market with their handy online BC Farmers’ Market Trail tool. The Trail is a free, mobile-friendly website featuring a farmers’ market finder which quickly directs shoppers to fresh local food and goods available in both big city and small town BC.
It’s the most convenient way for families to enhance their travel experience, reconnect with communities around the province, and support local businesses across the markets within BC. By visiting BC farmers’ markets, you can enjoy fresh air while shopping outdoors and directly investing in 4,000+ local farmers and entrepreneurs.
5 Kid-friendly vendors at local BC markets this summer
Here’s a list of some of the kid-friendly vendors you can find at the markets this summer:
Pure Organic Baby Food
Maker of nutritious, organic and plant-based baby food cubes. Many delicious flavours to choose from including Pear & Spinach, Strawberry Chia Superblend and Sweet Potato and Turmeric. Location: New West Farmers Market. >> pureorganicbabyfood.ca
Jamie Prowse – Artisan
Maker of two-sided wooden board games with pieces for playing medieval strategy games, and wooden toys such as a tiny horse on wheels that are replicas of ancient archeological finds dating back to 500 AD. Location: Denman Island Farmers Market
Naturally-sourced handmade kids clothes- free from hidden toxins and harsh chemicals. Location: North Saanich Farm Market. >> www.tkclothingvictoria.com
Itty Bitty Geeky Gack
Maker of “nerdy” themed kid’s accessories like bibs and onesies.
Location: New West Farmers’ Market. >> www.facebook.com/GeekyGack
Author, Erin Toner writes books aimed to inspire children. Currently selling: I Am Me: Affirmations for Children. Location: Haney Farmers Market and Port Coquitlam Farmers Market. >> wonderchildpublications.com