The glorious summer sun we all love so much has finally arrived, and the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market wants to celebrate our beautiful valley’s harvest with a special invitation to make this week’s visit to the Farmers’ Market a family event.
It’s Family Day at the farmers market this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Children love to visit the farmers market but usually it’s for the baked treats or frozen apple juice and popsicles, so this week there will be even more fun for them. Special activities are planned throughout the market to allow kids have a hands-on chance to connect to the food they eat.
Plowing and picking potatoes to the back drop of great music is sure to help slow the hectic pace of family life today. Helen Austin is the market’s entertainer for the day, adding her lovely sounds to the milieu. Enjoying ourselves while still getting the groceries done is more and more important as the pace of life accelerates.
The Comox Valley Exhibition’s Farmer for a Day interactive display will be onsite and kids can harvest a potato, or pick an apple, meet farmer Andy and learn more about farming. Courtenay Recreation is coming to play as well, offering kids activities such as facepainting and parachute while their parents shop or take in a tai chi demonstration.
At 10 a.m. everybody is welcome to a free tai chi class offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society. The slow and graceful movements of tai chi relax and strengthen the body and mind, help to relieve stress and develop flexibility and co-ordination.
Members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society contribute many hours of service to their community, conducting fund-raising campaigns and events that have benefited many charitable organizations and other worthy causes. Check them out at www.taoist.org.
For more information, check out www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com and follow the market on Facebook.
— Comox Valley Farmers’ Market