On The Hunt . . . at the Farmers’ Market

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.


I have written before about how much we love farmer’s markets. And how we include our children. So this time, I thought I would keep it simple. I am sending you on a hunt. A scavenger hunt!

I tried to put together a somewhat generic scavenger hunt for you to try with your family! You can use mine, or adapt it for your own market.

I created mine with pictures and questions. Smaller children can match the pictures, older children or even YOU can ask the vendors the questions! Get in there, ask, learn, make connections, and be a part of your food chain in a whole new way.

L1 on the hunt.

L3 just wanted to spend time with Daddy. Which was just fine!


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8 Responses to On The Hunt . . . at the Farmers’ Market

  1. Lauren  

    This is so much fun! I love the idea of a scavenger hunt.

  2. Jennifer @ Hybrid Rasta Mama  

    Cool idea! My daughter is just getting into this whole “hunting” game and this sounds perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Shannon

    How much fun! We will have to try this out.

  4. Dionna  

    This looks like so much fun, I can’t wait to do it with Kieran this week!

  5. Shannon @ GrowingSlower  

    What fun! I know it won’t be too long before baby will be able to enjoy these kind of activity.

  6. Andrea  

    I love this idea. And double thanks for providing the card. 🙂

  7. Montessori Motherload

    This is great! I’m forwarding this to a couple of friends with older kids who would love this!

  8. lyndsay @ ourfeministplayschool  

    Love this! We do this but with a list of fruit and veg!