Algoma Farmers’ Market 1st Family Day Huge Success!

The Algoma Farmers’ Market’s 1st Family Day on Saturday July 12th was a big hit! It was the busiest market day that I have seen in the 5 years that I’ve been involved with the market, and there were more families with children on this one day than I’ve seen cumulatively in that same time. It was great!

Lena’s fantastic face painting was a hit with the kids, as were Halina’s craft table, Kayla’s balloons, the sunflower seed planting and the great music by Jeff! The vendors were very excited to see so many new and young faces, and were also pleased with the increased sales!

Congratulations to Jennie Pearce who did a great job organizing and whose animals (a duck, a rabbit, a rooster and Wilbur the potbelly pig) did a great job entertaining the children!

A lot of families said it was their first time coming out to the Market and they were pleased to see so much yummy food for sale. Many said they plan to come back next week. If anyone has any ideas for fun stuff they can do at the market with kids, please let us know. The kids might be the ‘hook’ to get young families out to the market. We are also looking for some buskers to play music at the market.

Thanks to all who attended and helped make it such a huge success! SooToday did a great story on the event. Here is the link:

http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/full_story.asp?StoryNumber=33278

 

Make sure you look at the additional photos to see all the happy faces on those who attended!

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