Welcome to the August 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Farmer's Markets
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about something new they've learned about their local farmers.
We go to Farmer's Markets a lot. And there is an abundance of chances to do so where we live. You can go to one or two any day of the week (between May and October) but there are also ones that run year round. You can go to a Farmer's Market on a boat, along the waterfront, in an old school, in a fair ground, and many other things. So what could do that was a new experience with Farmer's Markets?
That's why we decided to drive two hours south and visit the Olympia Farmer's Market. The Olympia market is smaller then our big public Market (the Pike Place Market), and it's open less. But the amazing Nikki McClure wrote a beautiful book about it. She makes it sound so wonderful, that as soon as we were done reading it, Moira asked if we could go. So we did, and here's what we found.
Skipping in to the market.
Balloon animals! Moira bought herself a unicorn.
Also, ice cream.
After we had poked around, and had all the treats we could handle, we went for a walk along the waterfront to a really cool playground. There was a public sculpture contest happening, and I noticed this cool statue of a mother.
I like to imagine the baby is nursing in a carrier.
Would you like to win a copy of Nikki McClure's To Market, to Market? It's a great book about Farmer's Markets for a wide range of kids. Right now, we usually read every other page, and skip the part that talks about how the goods get made and to the market. Simply leave a comment (with your email) and tell me your favorite thing about Farmer's Markets. One entry per person please, I'll ship to anywhere in the world. You have until
August 24th to enter.
(We bought this book at the Olympia market, where the entire purchase price goes to help maintain the facilities. This is NOT a sponsered giveaway.)
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
(This list will be live and updated by afternoon August 14 with all the carnival links.)