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Meet Me at the Farmers Market–fun event for kids

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Meet Me at the Farmers Market

written by Lisa Pelto

illustrated by Paula S. Wallace

Meet Me at the Farmers MarketSophia is seven years old and one of her favorite things to do is to go to the local Farmers Market every weekend with her mom—regardless of the weather and even if they are on vacation. Meet Me at the Farmers Market has appealing, colorful line art created by Paula S. Wallace. Author Lisa Pelto has tapped into the current revived interest in buying local and organic and entertainingly walks children through what it is like to go to a farmers’ market. Sophia meets her friends there, and it is a community event complete with pets and musicians. There are fun things for kids like face painting, balloon animals, and delicious food snacks. Sophia and her mom buy fresh seasonal vegetables, eggs and meat.

This is a fast and easy read that children can enjoy as a read aloud and later read by themselves. It offers many possibilities for discussion about families, friends, community and eating clean and local.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Reading is Key Publishing  (Concierge Marketing) for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Category: Children’s Fiction, Food


1. Age Range: 3-7 years

    Grades: K-3

2. I wonder if it is typical for animals (besides service animals) to be allowed at a Farmers Market.

Publication:   June 8, 2018—Reading is Key Publishing  (Concierge Marketing)

Memorable Lines:

Mom always tells Farmer Dan, “Your eggs are the freshest, and that’s no yolk!”  Farmer Dan says, “You crack me up! See you next week.”


  1. Good for children.

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  2. Wendy says:

    How sweet. What a great topic for kids.

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  3. carhicks says:

    This sounds like a fun one, especially for children who frequent markets. I often visit markets when I am in Florida and yes, there are all kinds of dogs there.

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    • lghiggins says:

      Good to know that they do allow dogs. It just seems like something the Health Dept. would not allow. I agree that children who attend the markets would enjoy this book, but I think it would be good also for those who don’t have the opportunity. I have taught so many children who don’t have that kind of background knowledge. How fun it would be to have a field trip to a Farmers Market.


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