Tailgate Market to celebrate kids’ love of watermelon

out farmersmarketkidThe watermelons will take over Aug. 16 at the Original Waynesville Tailgate Market’s August Kids Corner Market.

From 10 a.m. until noon in the American Legion parking lot, toddlers through upper elementary children will celebrate Watermelon Day with  watermelon salsa made from fresh watermelons, a seed toss, watermelon-shaped craft packets and melon samples. 

The event is part of a monthly series at the market designed to get children excited about growing vegetables, eating healthy foods and exercising. The activities are modeled on the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s “Growing Minds” program and is taught by volunteer Master Gardeners from the N.C. Extension Office. 

Samantha Morgan checks out a watermelon in Ronald Chambers’ Bethel watermelon patch. Donated photo

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