Kidz Dig It Club at the Windsor Market
The Kidz Dig It Club at the Windsor Farmers Market is for pre-school age kids up to 12 yrs old. (Kids will use small knives to cut up produce and will be close to stoves and food processors.) Kids learn how to play with their food and how fun it is to make healthy eating choices. Kids meet their local farmers and see where their food comes from.
New Club members can sign up at Market Info Table by registering with Child’s name, parents name and contact email for monthly cooking class reminders. Club members learn responsibility when they are given a Market Shopping Bag at time of registration. When a child returns to the Market each week with their bag they receive $2 in Kidz Bucks to spend at the Market on fresh fruits and veggies.
Kidz can color free activity sheets and play checkers with a family member each week at the Kidz Dig It table.
Kidz Dig It monthly cooking classes focus on recipes that kids can make themselves using local produce and healthy meats and grains. This gives them healthy alternatives for afternoon snacks. Recipes are available and we encourage parents to keep ingredients in the house that gives your child the choice to cook instead of reaching for processed chips and cookies.
A schedule of Kidz Dig It Cooking Classes and Event activities for Kidz is listed below.
All cooking classes and special Kidz Dig It activities are at 11:30 am unless otherwise posted.
Kidz Dig It Chef Sue McQuiddy – Sue is a Nutritionist at Windsor’s Cali Calmecac Campus, where she runs the school garden project and teaches healthy eating. She will be at the Market every 4th Sunday(unless specified) for our Kidz Dig It Cooking Classes at 11:30 am in the Town Green East Pavilion. Kidz come learn to play with their food – meet their farmers – learn where their food comes from – then cook what they have collected and munch out!
2016 KIDZ DIG IT CLUB ACTIVITIES
April 17th Windsor Earth Day & Wellness Festival
2 Cooking Classes, approx. 11 and Noon, Kidz make Granola Bars
May 8th Mothers Day
Flower Arrangements for Mom with the Windsor Garden Club
May 22nd Kidz Day on the Farm
Cooking Class, Planting & Farming Fun, Lego Barn Building and more to come.
June 19th Fathers Day
Succulent Arrangements for Dad with the Windsor Garden Club
June 26th Cooking Class, Kidz Wrap it up!
July 24th Cooking Class, Kidz make Smoothies
Aug 28th Zucchini Festival
Cooking Class, Decorated Veggie Contest, Zucchini Car Races, prizes and ribbons.
Sept 25th Cooking Class, Kidz make Pizzas
Oct 23rd Harvest Jamboree
Cooking Class, Pumpkin Carving & Painting, Pumpkin Car Races, Country Games
Nov 20th Cooking Class, Kidz make appetizers for Thanksgiving Tasting Feast
Dec 18th Last Market
Community Stone Soup, bring something to throw in the pot?