Market Day in the Children’s Garden

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    • Sellers had fun pitching their products. Photo by Sarah Schmidt. Sellers had fun pitching their products. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    • Rolls made with nasturtium greens are tasty and spicy. Photo by Sarah Schmidt. Rolls made with nasturtium greens are tasty and spicy. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    • For those who want to start home gardens, seed packets are a great purchase. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.                                For those who want to start home gardens, seed packets are a great purchase. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    • A good sign helps draw attention to your market stall. Photo by Sarah Schmidt. A good sign helps draw attention to your market stall. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    •  All transactions were in  Market Bucks. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.                             All transactions were in Market Bucks. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    • Seasoned popcorn was a popular treat. Photo by Sarah SchmidtSeasoned popcorn was a popular treat. Photo by Sarah Schmidt
    • Children's Garden participants promote their chutney, seed packets and other handmade items at Market Day. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.Children's Garden participants promote their chutney, seed packets and other handmade items at Market Day. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    • Fresh lemonade was flavored with sorrel and mint from the garden. Photo by Sarah Schmidt. Fresh lemonade was flavored with sorrel and mint from the garden. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    • In addition to edibles, participants also sold botanical note cards. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.                                In addition to edibles, participants also sold botanical note cards. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    • A refreshing drink is a bargain at $1 in Market Bucks. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.                                A refreshing drink is a bargain at $1 in Market Bucks. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.
    The Children's Garden was filled with handmade items and tasty, locavore treats —mint lemonade, fresh lassis, homemade salsas, chutneys, pickles, and more—on Friday. All were made by Seeds and City Farmers participants, who harvested ingredients right from the garden and took turns as buyers and sellers for Market Day. This Children's Garden tradition helps kids learn about gardening and farming from an economic perspective. All transactions were in Market Bucks, and sellers were able to spend their earnings in their fellow gardeners' stalls. Participants had also spent previous classes developing recipes and planning how to market their wares using handcrafted signs and old-fashioned, in-person salesmanship. Check out the pictures of their impressive work!

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