Raleighs North Hills Farmers Market is open again for the season, and even if youre not interested in buying produce, it makes for a lovely Saturday morning out with the family.
This weekend is an especially good time to take the kids, because the market will hold a special free event to celebrate reading to children. Bookmarked! will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, in the Commons.
Children can hear stories read by the actor Ira David Wood III, the accordionist and storyteller David DiGiuseppe, a Durham police officer, a TV news anchor and more. The readers are being billed as celebrity heroes.
We are excited that these talented individuals are joining us to help share the importance of reading to young children, said Ginny Allen, chair of the events planning committee.
The event is to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center, a non-profit that provides mental health services to children.
In addition to the readings, there will be live music, games and crafts for kids.
While youre there, you can shop the many vendors, selling locally made wares such as gourmet dog treats, coffee, salsa, baked goods and, of course, vegetables.
North Hills is not the only family friendly farmers market in the Triangle.
• At the bustling Carrboro Farmers Market on the Town Commons, this Saturday is the annual kids seedling event. With the help of Kidzu Childrens Museum, kids will get to plant their own tomato seedling.
Activities start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until supplies run out.
The Durham Farmers Market in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park is also in full swing. It runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
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