Kidz Dig It Club
The Kidz Dig It Club at the Windsor Certified Farmers Market is for pre-school age kids up to 12 yrs old. (Kids will use small knives and graters to prepare produce and will be close to 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 Information Table each week with their bag they receive $2 in Kidz Bucks to spend at the Market on fresh fruits and veggies.
Kidz can decorate their bags, color activity sheets and play checkers with a family member each week at the Market eating tables.
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 give 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 to the right.
Cooking Classes are every 4th Sunday(unless specified) at 11:30 am in the Town Green East Pavilion. Kidz learn to play with their food, meet their farmers and learn where their food comes from. Simple recipes they can cook themselves and then time to munch out!
Instructor 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 teaching classes throughout the season with a strong emphasis on nutrition.
Market Staff Instructors – Market Manager Tina Castelli and Asst. Manager Susan Smith, develop all the recipes. Sometimes they are able to teach the classes with the help of WHS Culinary students in their Junior and Senior years. Vineyard Academy graduates have gone on to become employed by the Windsor Market as Event and Market assistants. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have guest chefs and teachers for Kidz Dig It Classes.