healthy family BY SHERRY HANG
Going Organic It’s getting green in Cincinnati! Going organic is more than what you eat, it’s a total mindset — teach it to your kids!
iving the natural, organic lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard — or expensive — and the benefits for your children are plenty. Get the scoop here on how to get started, with everything from cloth diaper info to farmers’ markets and ways to spend more time in the great outdoors!
Farmer’s Markets Here are some of our favorite neighborhood farmers’ markets and places to find fresh fruits and veggies. Find the full list, including area farms, online at cincinnatifamilymagazine.com. IN OHIO … Blue Ash Farmers Market at Summit Park 4335 Glendale Milford Road blueash.com Wednesdays, 3:30 - 7 p.m., May - Sept. Deerfield Farmers Market 4361 Irwin Simpson Road, Mason deerfieldfarmersmarket.com Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. May - Oct. Findlay Market 1801 Race St. findlaymarket.org Open year round
Community Support Agriculture members can enjoy discounts and flexible shopping hours. Open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday Friday, and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. the second Saturday of every month.
Madeira Farmers Market 8000 Miami Ave. madeirafarmersmarket.com Thursdays, 3:30 - 7 p.m. May Sept. at corner of Dawson and Miami; Thursdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m. Nov. - April at 8000 Miami Ave. Montgomery Farmers Market 9609 Montgomery Road montgomeryfarmersmarket.org Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., May - Oct. West Chester Farmers Market 9100 West Chester Towne Center Drive westchesterohiofarmersmarket.org Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. May 26 - Sept. 29 IN KENTUCKY …
Greenacres Farm Store 8255 Spooky Hollow Road 513-891-4227 • green-acres.org
Hyde Park Farmers Market Erie Avenue and Edwards Road hydeparkfarmersmarket.com Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., May - Oct.
Boone County Farmers Market 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington boonecountyfarmersmarket.org Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May Oct. DCCH Farmers Market 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell dcchfarmersmarket.com Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., May - Oct.
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Enjoy the Great Outdoors Nothing’s more organic than good, old-fashioned outdoor playtime. Here are just a few ways to enjoy nature with your kids. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day Head to Parky’s Farm at Winton Woods (10073 Daly Road) on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Healthy Kids Day! Get moving and enjoy fitness class demos, scavenger hunts, bounce house, wagon rides and more. Visit myy.org for details. Gardening at Blooms & Berries Blooms & Berries Farm Market (9669 S. St. Rt. 48, Loveland) is known for its excellent produce and fresh flowers, along with some fun u-pick opportunities for the whole family. Coming later this month, the farm will introduce a new kids’ gardening center. Kids can check out interactive gardening projects and learn all about how easy and fun gardening can be (and parents can get some adorable photos while they’re at it). Get the full scoop at bloomsandberries.com.