Kids vending days at the Bellingham Farmers Market start April 28

The first kids vending day for the Bellingham Farmers Market’s 2012 season is on Saturday, April 28.

“Our kids vending days on the last Saturday of the month, April through October, are always a highlight for participating children and their parents, as well as for the other market vendors. It’s great to be able to offer this much variety to the community while providing an outlet for kids’ creativity and hard work,” market director Caprice Teske said, in an April 20 press release. “Kids vending days give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn about creating products, selling and customer service, as well as a way to earn money from items they make or grow.”

Children’s activities promoting sustainable practices and nutrition will be offered in front of the Depot Market pavilion on Railroad Avenue during the vending days.

On April 28, spring planting activities will be featured, presented by the staff of Common Threads Farm and incorporating seedlings and supplies provided by market vendors Sunseed Farm and the Backyard Beans and Grains Project.

The 2012 kids vending days are sponsored by the Industrial Credit Union and Whatcom Family Magazine.

Kids interested in vending do not need to pre-register but should arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. to set up tables and chairs.

They will also need to sign in and pay a $5 vending fee at the market’s information booth.

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