Friday, August 7, 2015

Farmers Markets and kids - big and small!

Farmers Markets and kids - big and small!

Don't forget on my page, there are strawberry and corn pages to color, a kid-do-able recipe and a game or two.
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Rick the founder of just posted an article - visiting a farmers market is good for your kids! I totally agree! (And he doesn't even know about me - the farmers market storyteller!)

Rick reinforces something I read. When I retired from the library, I was concerned my brain would shrink if I didn't flex it every day! A book by the late Durham neurobiologist, Lawrence C. Katz was a jewel I found: Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises. Entry #1 was "brain exercises" you'd find a farmers market! A visit to a farmers market stimulates taste and smell neurons, tactile and spatial relations - it promotes novelty and social interactions... And he didn't even mention that eating local foods boosts your health and nutrition! 

Maybe we'll meet a farmers' market real soon! Cindy

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