Foodie Babies Browse Farmers Markets


Foodie babies browse farmers markets. (pg. 5)

Foodie Babies Wear Bibs” by Michelle Sinclair Colman, Illustrations by Nathalie Dion

Browsing farmers markets is one of K’s favorite things to do. She is fascinated by the rainbow of produce and their different textures, sizes and weights. She loves to challenge herself by attempting to pick up the heavy pumpkins and squash. She enjoys feeling the soft flower petals and smelling the sweet roses. K always stops in wonder to observe the live musician (there’s usually one or a few at the markets we visit), while listening to the melodic tunes and carefully studying his/her fingers whimsically dancing upon the strings or keys. Most of all, K loves to sample each of the fruits and veggies she feasts her eyes upon while sweetly begging the farmers to let her sample just one more berry or slice of pear.

Since K loves the farmers market experience so much and the fact that we love to buy fresh local produce, we visit local farmers markets all the time. Oftentimes we will find ourselves at a farmers market two to four times a week whether local or a ten to twenty minute drive away. Today I’ll share a highlight or two of some of our favorite markets and eventually I will feature each of them in detail. Hope you enjoy!

Best organic selection, samples & pony rides (Giddy Up Ponies)
Brentwood Farmers Market (Sunday 9am – 2:30pm)
741 Gretna Green Way, Brentwood, California 90049

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Best water play area & Choo Choo Train
Manhattan Beach Farmers Market (Tues 11am – 4pm)
13th Street & Morningside Drive

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Best raw milk
Arizona Ave & 2nd St Farmers Market (Wednesday & Saturday 8:30am – 1:30pm)

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     They will let you sample raw milk, butter, kefir and more!

Best petting zoo – Main Street Farmers Market (Sunday 9:30am – 1pm)
2640 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405
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       Little ones can feed and brush the animals too!

Best musician (Phillip King Harpist) – Virginia Park Farmers Market (Saturday 8am – 1pm)
2200 Virginia Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404

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         Baby K and other children in awe of Phillip King and his beautiful harp!

Does your foodie baby browse farmers markets? If so, which ones?

Til’ next time…


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