Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Make the Farmers Market a Family Outing

Claudia Cater

Looking for an activity that is fun and economical? Why not visit the local farmers market? Visiting the local farmers market is a great family activity. There is a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to choose from.

Buying fruits, vegetables, and herbs at the farmers market supports the local economy and farmers. You also have a chance to ask the farmers how the produce was grown.You can involve your children in choosing fruits and vegetables. 

For younger children, give them a choice of two foods at a time to select from such as broccoli or cauliflower. For older children, they have a chance to discover new less-familiar vegetables such as an eggplant, kohlrabi, or zucchini. There may be free samples to try.

Here are some shopping tips to make yours a great trip to the market:

  • Shop early in the morning for the best selection.
  • Shop through-out the farmers’ market season.
  • Different vegetables and fruits are sold each month.
  • Let your child choose a fruit or vegetable.
  • You will find that farmers have more to sell after July 15.
Source: WI WIC Program
Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.