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Just Three More Chances to Join the Summer Fun at the Holland Farmers Market Kids Activities!

Just Three More Chances to Join the Summer Fun at the Holland Farmers Market Kids Activities!

Just Three More Chances to Join the Summer Fun at the Holland Farmers Market Kids Activities!

Holland, MI – This Wednesday at the Holland Farmers Market Kids Activities, children will have an opportunity to learn about Indigenous agriculture right here in Michigan! The Holland Museum will host the Market Kids Activities this Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00 am. The Market Kids Activities are free to attend and begin with Market Story Time hosted by the Herrick District Library at 9:30 am, followed by a fun, educational, and hands-on activity at 10:00 am. The Kids Activities are proudly sponsored by Corewell Health’s Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital.

This Wednesday at the Kids Activities, children will get a chance to learn about Michigan’s long agricultural history by planting the Three Sisters (squash, corn, and climbing beans) alongside the staff from the Holland Museum! The Three Sisters are the three main agricultural crops of Indigenous people in Michigan and were planted together in mounds as the three plants help each other to grow. Kids will get to work with the seeds and dirt and learn firsthand information how the three plants work together and why Indigenous people planted with this method. 

The Holland Museum promotes learning that transcends information to focus on interaction—with history, culture, civil responsibility, and one another. They tell the stories of Holland, and the region, not to dictate how children and citizens engage the past, but to encourage them to change and build a better future. Their programming and exhibits seek to connect people with why the history of Holland matters to them. They want patrons and guests to feel compelled to own and share those stories for themselves.

Families are invited to the Holland Farmers Market every Wednesday morning for our free weekly Kids Activities from 9:30 am – 11:30 am through August 16. 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. 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). 

Upcoming Market Kids Activities

August 9

Build a Fruit Kabob!

Community Action House

Community Action House will read the Very Hungry Caterpillar book, then help children make their own caterpillar fruit kabobs while talking about the benefits of eating healthy fruits and vegetables. They will also have information about their Food Club and other programs and resources available for parents.

August 16

The Buzz about Bees

Kids’ Food Basket

With the help of Kids’ Food Basket, children will learn about pollination and the importance of bees in our food system. They will have an opportunity to use bee robots to practice visiting flowers to demonstrate pollination and the chance to taste local, raw honey from their KFB Beehives.

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 100 local farmers, specialty food vendors and food trucks, selling fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and baked goods, honey, maple syrup, jams, meat, gourmet 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 Project FRESH. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home! Visit for more information. Be sure to follow the Holland Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram, subscribe to The Market Beet newsletter, or contact us at or 616.355.1138 for the latest Market updates.

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