CARRBOR MARKET FARMERS PROVIDE YOUNG GARDENERS WITH TOMATO SEEDLINGS
AT THE 9TH ANNUAL KIDS’ SEEDLING GIVEAWAY
SUPPORTED BY FIFTH SEASON GARDENING COMPANY ON APRIL 26TH
Kids start their gardens with a free tomato seedling donated by Carrboro Market farmers with potting soil and growing tips from Fifth Season Gardening Company and kids’ activities by Kidzu Children’s Museum.
April 10, 2013– Carrboro, NC – On Saturday, April 26th, beginning at 8:30 AM, the Carrboro Farmer's Market will give away farmer-grown tomato seedlings to kids. Kids will get to pick a seedling of their choice and plant it in a cup to take home. To help the seedlings get well on their way to a life of juicy delicious fruit bearing, Fifth Season Gardening Company will be providing organic potting soil for the pots as well as growing tips and useful information for new gardeners.
Kidzu Children’s Museum and Market volunteers will help kids decorate a label for their seedling and then help them find and thank the farmer that donated it.
Last year over 400 young gardeners became proud owners of local tomato seedlings at this event, and it has become an annual tradition for many local families. A special thanks to Fifth Season Gardening Company for their generous support in making the Carrboro Farmers’ Market Annual Kids’ Seedling Event possible.
This event is held during the weekend of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Piedmont Farm Tour, which features many Carrboro Market farmers, making it a fun farm-filled weekend for the community. During the Farm Tour many local farmers open their farms to the public so visitors can see where their food comes from and how it grows. Some farms also sell farm products or have special activities for children. For more information, visit www.