Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Farmers' Market Day

Today, I chaperoned Lu's field trip to the farmers' market. Field trips are a fun opportunity for kids to learn more about our community. We were planning to go to the Copley market, but it turns out that it's only there Tuesdays and Thursdays, so we found one open at Haymarket.

It's quite an adventure to take 27 children on public transportation. Luckily, all of our citizens were very friendly to the kids, giving up their seats and letting them go first. Good job, Boston transit riders! Way to set an example for our kids.

When we arrived on the Greenway, we had lunch brought from home. Lucy and I enjoyed her favorite sandwich, peanut butter and jelly, and an apple. Brownies baked by Bryan's coworker's wife made an excellent dessert.

After lunch, the kids played on the grass and got ready for their expedition across the street to the farmers' market.

Lu and 3 of her classmates were assigned to get celery from the market. 

We couldn't find it, so we came back with some rainbow-colored swiss chard. I went back to the market for some swiss chard for dinner, and found some celery hiding under the leeks. More veggies for soup!

 After some more playing in the grass, it was time to take our fruits and vegetables back to school.

All 27 kindergarteners and several tired parents and teachers returned to the school. The kindergarten classes will make fruit salad and soup tomorrow. We had our swiss chard for dinner, delicious!

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