The Columbus Farmers Market will host a new monthly event at the market: Kids 1st at the Market. 

Kids 1st at the Market will be a monthly event during which children will experience first-hand the joys of gardening and food production. These events are for children ages 3 through 12 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) and will be held on the first Thursday of each month except July, when the event will be on July 11. Kids 1st will be held at the regular market location: 202 N. East Avenue, directly north of NAPA.

On May 2, children planted individual salsa gardens to take home, along with recipes. Over 60 children put together 47 gardens! May’s event was sponsored by Make-a-Difference Farm and the Cherokee County Beekeepers Association, which also had hive displays at the market.