Farmer's Market news with Gerb Gerbrands.

This Saturday we will be running our first children’s day of the year.

Run by the team at Stroud Valley’s Project, this tri-annual activity is aimed at the large number of young customers we have in attendance at the market every week and giving them the chance to be more involved in the weekly shop and the produce that is on offer.

As usual the main activity is a taster trail in which stallholders put out some free samples of their produce for the children to try.

We generally have about 100 children taking part in the activities, which, apart from the taster trail, will this week include a seasonal food matching game, a carrot steady hand game and some recipe cards which include ingredients that the children can source from the market and then cook themselves at home.

The taster trail is a fab activity that allows the children to go around looking for ‘tasters welcome’ signs at the market and then to stamp their ‘market passports’ with the rubber stamp attached to the stall, to show they have visited the stallholder.

This time some of the stamps will also have letters to spell out a word, which will encourage them to find every stall taking part.

The children will try the sample then stamp their passport and then move on to the next stalls displaying the sign.

It is a great way to get the kids involved and trying things for themselves as well as meeting the producer.

Stroud farmers’ market runs every Saturday from 9am to 2pm.