Railway Street Fresh Food Market offers Kids Plant-to-Plate school holiday activity

PLANT TO PLATE: Jill Cockram from Moss Vale Community Garden working with children potting up seasonal seedlings of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, beetroot and leeks to take home and transplant into their own gardens. Photo: supplied

PLANT TO PLATE: Jill Cockram from Moss Vale Community Garden working with children potting up seasonal seedlings of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, beetroot and leeks to take home and transplant into their own gardens. Photo: supplied

Vegetables and children are two words that don’t often mix well.

But the Railway Street Fresh Food Market has found a fun to help children enjoy vegetables.

A Kids Plant-to-Plate activity was held on April 13 at the market in Moss Vale.

The aim of the project was to encourage more children to get involved in successfully growing their own backyard food organically, understanding the cycles of the seasons and enjoy being out in the fresh air having fun. 

The ultimate aim is for the children to eat vegetables they have successfully grown and for them to enjoy the process enough to continue to grow fresh food for their own table. 

It was sponsored by  activity On the Grow Southern Highlands and Leppington Speedy Seedlings.

This free activity will be held again on April 20 at the Railway Street markets at 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

It will offer another school holiday activity for parents to engage their children in while taking the opportunity to buy some locally grown veggies, fruit, preserves and freshly cooked foods from the market stalls.

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