From Field to Table

Kids Eat Smart knows the importance of teaching kids where our food comes from! When eating a healthy diet it’s always important to include whole real foods from the food guide which can include things that come from our very own fields such as: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, lettuce, root vegetables, meats, eggs, etc.

Each year Kids Eat Smart hosts a “Rooting for Health” day during Nutrition month to help teach kids in our Kids Eat Smart Clubs about where their food comes from. We host events in different schools throughout the province and bring local foods and local farmers along to share their knowledge and practices with the kids.

With Farmer’s markets becoming ever more popular here’s some info on some of our very own market’s throughout the province:

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

When: Saturdays, June – December
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Lion’s Club Chalet (behind the Remax Centre), Bonaventure Avenue

Visit http://stjohnsfarmersmarket.org/ for weekly lists of vendors and performances.

Grand Falls-Windsor Farmers’ Market

When: Saturdays, June – fall
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: 14 High Street

Fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, beef, berries, and crafts. Visit the market online at https://www.facebook.com/GrandFallsWindsorFarmersMarket

Fogo Island Farmers’ Market

When: Saturdays, July – fall
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Fogo Central, next to the Credit Union

For more information contact Winston Osmond: osmond.winston@gmail.com or (709) 270-0748.

Salmon Cove Community Market

When: Saturdays, monthly (August 10, August 24, September 28, October 19, November 9)
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Salmon Cove Community Centre (Fire Department) located on the main highroad just before the road to the Sands, Route 70

For more information or to become a vendor visit: https://www.facebook.com/SalmonCoveCommunityMarket

Happy-Valley Goose Bay Community Outdoor Market

When: Saturdays, July – October
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: CNA Gym, 219 Hamilton River Rd. (The market has relocated to the CNA gymnasium until further notice.)

Fresh produce, crafts, jewellery, baked goods, home based business products and more! For more information visit www.facebook.com/communityoutdoormarket

Kristin Harris is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.

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One comment

  1. Heather Russell · · Reply

    Great post! Today’s generation indeed needs to learn that even though their food may arrive from the supermarket in a plastic container, a pouch, a box, or a tin can, the origins of these foods are on the farm. They need to know, for example, that the pasta in their Kraft Dinner (Hey, serve some broccoli with that!) originates on the wheat fields of the Prairies. Or that the raspberries in their smoothie came from a U-Pick out in Campbellton. It’s too easy, in these days of convenience foods, to lose sight of where the food originated.

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