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Children reap a harvest at Clarkesville Farmers Market
Kids go on scavenger hunt for fresh food
Seven-year-old Allie tastes a cucumber during the Healthy Kids Club day at the Clarkesville Farmers Market at the Old Mill in Clarkesville. Her 6-year-old brother, Devin, rates the cucumber he tasted on a large sheet of paper as his mother Karen Redding, right, watches. The family from Mount Airy was participating in the scavenger hunt that Clarkesville Farmers Market manager Maggie Van Cantfort, left, helped organize. - photo by J.K. Devine
A few local farmers are working to harvest children’s natural curiosity and help them learn more about fresh, local produce. Clarkesville Farmers Market vendors Joni Kennedy, owner of Melon Head Farm, and Sonya Farrell, owner of Random Bantam Farms, founded the market’s Healthy Kids Club at the start of the year. The club’s goal is to encourage children to make healthy food choices and try new fruits and vegetables.