Dryden Kids' Farmers Market

Dryden Kids' Farmers Market
Posted on 07/22/2021
DCSD has partnered with the Food Bank to offer a Dryden Kids Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 12:30-2p at Montgomery Park, July 21 - Aug 18.
The Kids’ Farmers Market is a distribution that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to children who are at risk of hunger or food-insecurity and may not have access to produce at home on a regular basis. Across the Southern Tier, over 50% of school aged children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Some children do not know when they will have their next meal, and they may not have a choice whether it will be nutritious or healthy for them. We have heard parents say they are uneasy about buying produce because they are afraid their child will not eat it, and that would be a blow to their food budget, so having a program where a child can try it first for free is very beneficial. The Kid’s Farmers Market provides free produce to children of low-income families who may not have the financial means to purchase produce on a consistent basis.
The program runs throughout the school year in conjunction with after-school programs, as well as during the summer in partnership with existing summer meal sites. KFM can either be a drop-and-go model, where the Food Bank drops off produce and the event is managed exclusively by the site coordinator, or with Food Bank staff support, most notably the driver.
In addition, the Southworth Library will be offering the Wednesday Wildlife at Montgomery Park 12:30 – 2, alongside our farmers market to help draw in some excitement and engagement.
Wednesday Wildlife at Montgomery Park 12:30 - 2
7/21/2021 Grey Biological All about Turtles and Tortoises- Come meet some of Garett and Topher's friends
7/28/2021 Cinder the Mini Horse Meet the Sherman's special Mini and get a stuffed horse to adopt
8/4/2021 Friendly Farms Join the Carpenter's farm animals for fun
8/11/2021 Paws to Read Come and read with some of our furry pals
8/18/2021 Bunny acrobats Join the Bunny Foo Foo Club for some amazing bunny acrobatics