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Holland Farmers Market Kids Activities Begin This Wednesday, June 12!

Holland Farmers Market Kids Activities Begin This Wednesday, June 12!

For Immediate Release

June 10, 2024

For Immediate Release

June 10, 2024



Contact: Kara de Alvare

Marketing Coordinator, Holland Farmers Market

150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423

616.796.0472 |

Holland Farmers Market Kids Activities Begin This Wednesday, June 12!

Holland, MI – Families are invited to the Holland Farmers Market every Wednesday morning this summer for free weekly Kids Activities! The Kids Activities are held every Wednesday from 9:30 am – 11:30 am beginning this Wednesday, June 12 through August 14. The Activities are free to attend and begin with Market Story Time hosted by the Herrick District Library, followed by a fun, educational, and hands-on activity led by a local community partner. The Kids Activities are proudly sponsored by Corewell Health.

“Corewell Health is excited to partner with the City of Holland and sponsor its weekly Kids Activities held at the Holland Farmers Market this summer,” said Amber TerHaar, Manager, Regional Community Health. “It is great to have so many nonprofit organizations and local businesses involved, providing children of our community the opportunity to engage in active play and learn about healthy fruits and vegetables. We appreciate the planning behind these events and look forward to engaging with the community in this positive and interactive manner.”

The weekly Kids Activities begin with an interactive Market Story Time hosted by the Herrick District Library starting at 9:30 am, followed by a drop-in activity led by a local non-profit organization or business from 10:00 am until 11:30 am. All activities planned are educational, hands-on, and fun and are geared for ages 3-10. The full schedule of activities can be found below and on the Market Kids Activities Facebook event page. Activities are free to attend, but a parent or guardian must remain onsite the entire time to supervise their children. Activities take place in the northwest parking lot outside of the Holland Civic Center Place (150 West 8th Street).

The Kids Activity sponsor, Corewell Health, will be here this Wednesday, June 12 to host the kick-off activity! Their team will provide tips for encouraging children to make healthy food choices by getting them directly involved in the kitchen! Children can join the Corewell Health to decorate an apron to take home, while learning about the upcoming summer family cooking classes at Community Action House led by a Corewell Health dietician. They’ll also have fun summer recipes on hand that you can try at home too! 

Upcoming Kids Activities

June 19

I AM Academy

Juneteenth Celebration

Join the I AM Academy to learn all about Juneteenth, the federal holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Enjoy listening to Juneteenth stories with the Herrick District Library and then visit different craft stations to make a paper chain in the colors of the Juneteenth flag, make a beaded bracelet, and design your own freedom quilt with paper squares.  

June 26

Ed & Nancy Hannenburg’s Children’s Advocacy Center

Safe Adult Bracelets

The child sexual abuse prevention staff from Ed & Nancy Hannenburg’s Children’s Advocacy Center will provide beads and bracelet making materials to help teach kids about “safe” adults and remind kids who their "safe” adults are. They will also have temporary tattoos for kids and a prize wheel for children to spin to win fun prizes! Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn how to prevent child sexual abuse in our community.

July 3

Outdoor Discovery Center Network

Land and Water Fun and Games

Learn about the important conservation work that the Outdoor Discovery Center Network is doing to protect the land and water quality in and around the Holland area! Children can participate in games and crafts while they learn about pollinators, macroinvertebrates, native plants, and water quality right here in West Michigan. Each child will leave with the knowledge they need to help conserve our important natural resources!

July 10

Corewell Health 

Stay Safe this Summer

The injury prevention team from Corewell Health, our Kids Activity sponsor, will be here to teach kids all about summer bike and swim safety! Parents can learn how to fit their child’s bike helmet correctly and get important information on water and car seat safety too. Children will have the opportunity to play a fun game together and get a cool pair of sunglasses to take home!

July 17


Fiesta Time

Celebrate Fiesta Week with Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP)! Join the Herrick District Library for a bilingual interactive story time, then celebrate Latino culture together with a “frutas y vegetales” activity! Be sure to stay for a chance to get active with the Salserines, who will be here to teach everyone some fun salsa-dancing moves!

July 24

Holland Museum

Michigan Fruit Harvest

Did you know Michigan harvests over 1 billion apples every year?  From Granny Smith to Honey Crisp, Michigan apples just can’t be beat! Join the team from the Holland Museum to design and create a harvesting device to harvest apples from their trees! Children will also have the opportunity to color a map of Michigan and learn about the different fruits grown in each region of our great state!


July 31

Holland Parks & Recreation

Get Out and Get Active!

Our friends from Holland Recreation will be joining us to help kids get out and get active this summer, with a variety of different yard games and activities to get kids moving! Activities will include corn hole, ladder ball, giant Jenga, and so much more. Learn all about Holland Recreation’s upcoming fall and winter programs and classes too!

August 7

Community Action House

Healthy Eating Habits

The team from Community Action House will be here to help children learn about how to make healthy eating choices and why it’s important to fuel our bodies with the right nutrients!  Children can join in on a fun, interactive activity and get a free temporary fruit or vegetable tattoo to help them remember to eat a rainbow of foods every day!

August 14

Corewell Health

Smoothie Bike

Corewell Health’s popular Smoothie Bike is back!  Children can pedal a stationary bike to blend their own smoothies to sample…both with and without spinach! Will your child taste the “sneaky spinach” difference? Children will have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating and bring home their own smoothie recipes to try, courtesy of the Corewell’s CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) team, who travel the area teaching healthy eating habits to local schools.

About Corewell Health:

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our legacy of outstanding outcomes, innovation, strong community partnerships, philanthropy, and transparency. Corewell Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides health care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving more than 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit

About the Holland Farmers Market:

The Holland Farmers Market is located at 150 West 8th Street at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. During the regular Market season, the Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, rain or shine. Each season, the Holland Farmers Market brings together over 75 local farmers, specialty food vendors and food trucks, selling fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and baked goods, eggs and meat, honey, maple syrup, jams, gourmet specialty foods, and so much more. Be sure to shop early for the best product assortment! The Market offers free parking and an onsite ATM. Visit Market staff inside the Holland Civic Center Place for information on food assistance programs, including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior FRESH and WIC. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home! Visit the Holland Farmers Market website at for additional information. (New website coming soon!) Be sure to follow the Holland Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram, subscribe to The Market Beet newsletter, or connect with us at or 616.355.1138 for the latest Market updates.

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