The Community Farmers Market Kid’s Club Presented by Cheetah Clean Auto Wash Continues This Week!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 10:00 AM CST

We’re always excited to see Buy Local Bowling Green Partners work together on projects and when Community Farmers Market and Cheetah Clean teamed up for Kid’s Club it over joyed us. Owner Jeff Fields of Cheetah Clean choose to support Kid’s Club and Community Farmers Market and said, “Starting a new business has been time consuming and making it out to the market has been a challenge so I thought about becoming a sponsor or something so I could contribute to the cause. I think the local “push” is important especially when it comes to our food. People should have a relationship and knowledge of where our food comes from. It seems as though people have lost touch with a lot of important things and I want to help change that. In the end I would love to see a local farmer’s market compete with these big box stores. Especially in the hours of operation and accessibility.”

Through the kids club and Cheetah Clean’s partnership kids get a free bag and $2 in CFM tokens to spend on local food every Saturday in the month of June! “Kids club, in practice, is about getting kids involved with purchasing and consuming healthy foods. With current health trends, it seems imperative that we start getting our children involved at a young age with autonomous decision making about food. Education about healthy food choices and how that will impact them now and long term is imperative. Currently, we are definitively addressing the barrier of affordability of healthy food with offering kids tokens to spend like cash simply for being a kid. There are limits on what those tokens can be used for–prepared food items and fresh fruits and veggies. Ultimately, it’s a great way to get families and Children involved In taking more control of their own health through healing their bodies through food and creating a better quality of life for themselves,” said Michelle Howell of Need More Acres Farm.

A few more details about Kids Club  THIS SATURDAY!

  • Every child that attends the market receives $2 in wooden tokens to shop the market for fruits & veggies. Every Saturday in June. Stop by the market booth to redeem your tokens.
  • Some vendors will have special $1 & $2 options so be on the lookout.
  • Each family receives a Kids Club tote bag.
  • Every child receives Lost River Cave passes, activity sets and other giveaways throughout the month.
  • Submit photos of your kids with their Kids Club bags or enjoying the “veggie of the week” to be entered to win additional wooden tokens and prizes! Photos can be sent to: communityfarmersmarketbg@gmail.com

Community Farmers Market is a year-round market featuring over 50 vendors with a variety of local foods and handcrafted items. The Market also regularly offers cooking demonstrations, folk school classes and live music. Hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. It is located at 2319 Nashville Road next to the WKU Store. For information about Community Farmers Market BG, visit www.communityfarmersmarketbg.com.

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