Kids Day At the Market

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Connecting Kids to Nash County Agriculture

First Saturday of the Month
May through October

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Kids Day At the Market, presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Nash County Center, begins May 4, 2019, and will be held the first Saturday of each month, through October 5. These free events are open to the public and will run from
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Nash County Farmers Market located at 1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount.

Here’s a perfect opportunity to introduce kids to local farming community here in Nash County:

  • 4-H Youth Development – Where Seeds Grow
  • Explore the World of Honeybees
  • Learn About Different Vegetables and Fruits
  • Piggy Bank Savings
  • Farm 2 Fork for Kids

Each month the events will feature information, demonstrations, activities, and games. Through these events, kids will have the opportunity to learn about our local farming community. We will share with kids what grows in our surrounding area to help them create a connection with local farming and an awareness of where our food(s) come from and how vital Nash County farming is to America.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

4-H – Where Seeds for Success Grow

The 4-H Youth Development program, established in 1902, is one of the largest programs for youth ages 5 to 18. 4-H engages youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. The 4-H motto is  “To Make the Best Better” and through various programs, they learn leadership skills they can benefit from throughout their life. Bring the kids and explore what 4-H Nash County Youth Development has to offer.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Honey Bees – The Natural Honey Makers 

Did you know there are over 20,000 species of bees, but only honey bees make honey. Come learn about the sweet, delicious treat, they make and the remarkable system of organization they’ve developed. You’ll get to see an observation hub and all the equipment they use in beekeeping. Plus, discover lots of fun facts about the queen, the workers and the drones and each of their special jobs that help make honey. Because this is such a busy time of year for the bees we are not able to disrupt their production and have a live hive at this event. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Let’s Learn About Vegetables and Fruits

Since we are approaching peak season kids will have a chance to learn and see many of the fresh local foods that are grown and harvested here in Nash County. We will share recipes and the importance of fruits and vegetables in healthy eating. Kids will be able to participate in a self-pace Scavenger Hunt at the Market and win a FREE popsicle provided by Oh Goodness Pimento Cheese and Spring Mount. While supply lasts.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Piggy Bank Savings – Teaching Kids About Savings

Saving money is one of the most important aspects of building a secure financial foundation. We believe the next generation can be empowered by teaching children about saving from a young age. Kids can set a goal and we will be giving away piggy banks (while supply lasts) as an easy way for to start saving for that set goal.

And, best of all . . .

Rose, a local therapy pig in training, will be there! Kids will be able to visit with Rose and give her a big smooch! So, come kiss a pig!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Farm 2 Fork for Kids – Part 1
Local Foods – Crops
What Grows In Nash County

Adapting agriculture to future conditions is essential. With climate change scientists widely recognize the need for new and improved crop varieties that can withstand these challenges. These improved crops are essential not only to reduce hunger but also to strengthen food security both today and long term. Kids will have the opportunity to view samples of some of the local crops up close. Plus, learn how food goes from our local farms and weaves into everyone’s lives throughout the nation.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Farm 2 Fork for Kids – Part 2
Local Foods – Livestock 

Details to follow.