Season’s 2nd Kids Market set for Saturday at CC Farmers Market

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WILMINGTON — A great way to start your weekend is the second Kids Market of 2022 set for this Saturday at the Clinton County Farmers Market

The Clinton County Farmers Market has something planned for all ages. The Kids Market offers kid vendors, ages 7-17, the opportunity to join the regular vendors for the day.

On Sept. 17, there will be 10 booths of kid vendors offering for sale items they have home produced. Kids will be offering a variety of items such as baked goods, handmade jewelry, bath salts and scrubs, homemade soaps and bubble bath; hand sewn items such as aprons; crocheted items such as stuffed animals, shawls, and dishcloths, and fairy crowns and more; wooden items, cute girly sunglasses, original art work, and locally grown fresh pears as well as homemade lemonade.

This is a great time to shop for those special gifts or just something for yourself.

All kid vendors will accept cash. Other options of payment will be up to each individual child.

The Market is pleased to welcome back “Face Painting by Gloria” for kids of all ages.

Come out and enjoy live music and a cup of your favorite coffee or beverage from “the hub” local coffee truck while you shop. A tent will be set up for a place to just sit and enjoy the Market.

Special programs

Clinton County Farm Bureau members receive a free $5 token when stopping in at the Market Booth each time they visit the Market. This member benefit is provided through the generous support of the Clinton County Farm Bureau as one of the Market’s 2022 sponsors.

The Market’s Customer Appreciation Rewards program continues sponsored by Clinton Memorial Hospital. Customers stop in at the Market Booth to receive their rewards card.

At each visit, their card is validated and on the fifth visit, they receive a $5 token to spend at any vendor.

Special programming sponsored by HealthFirst for Clinton County 2021 grant monies also continues which includes “Kids Club” for children ages 4-12 where kids receive special tokens to use in purchasing fresh vegetables and fruits in season.

The main goals of the “Kids Club” are to: empower children to make healthy food choices; strengthen and sustain healthy communities through supporting farmers and cultivating future farmers’ market supporters; and, expand the farmers market into a place where children can try new vegetables and learn about healthy eating.

The second programing sponsored by HealthFirst for Clinton County grant monies is for SNAP recipients. Stop in at the Market Booth to learn more.

The Market is open 8:30 a.m.-noon each Saturday through Oct. 15 in the parking lot of the Clinton County Courthouse Square at the corner of Sugartree and Walnut streets.

Thanks to all our customers, whether first time or regular attendees, as they support our local vendors who offer each week locally produced products.

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