Coppell Farmers Market holds Food for Kids day

By Aisha Espinosa

staff writer


A cool, sunny day and the smell of kettle corn in the air set the mood for the fourth annual Food for Kids day, hosted by the Coppell Farmers Market.

Near the back corner of the market, Cathy’s Critters made an appearance. Rabbits, miniature goats and piglets were just a few of the animals (that supply clothing, food and dairy) available for kids to pet and feed. In a similar pen with two larger goats was a llama, who eagerly snuffed at kids as he looked for treats.

DSC_0311On the lawn, kids spread out on blankets with their parents and listened to a story. After, they picked books from the mini library and read, learning more about the benefits of healthy eating.

A little ways away, Karmany Yoga hosted a free yoga class. Parents and kids alike stretched out at 9 a.m, next to the pavillion – and the live entertainment.

The Boxcar Bandits, self proclaimed “ruffians and ne’er do wells”, made an appearance, livening up the entire farmers market experience as they wandered around the pavilion.

A table for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas was also set up, and families eagerly donated books they longer needed.

As kids grew tired, or perhaps grew hungry, they explored the vendors lined up, ready to sell their produce. Kid sized portions were available for purchase, adding on to the magic of the Food for Kids day.

Though not as busy as usual, with the homecoming dance looming that evening, the Food for Kids event was still bustling.