Family Day at The Farmer’s Market To celebrate quality family time, the South Miami Farmer’s Market/Earth Learning, South Miami Hospital and the Informed Families South Miami Drug-Free Coalition have teamed up to present Family Day at the Farmer’s Market from 9am to 2pm, Saturday, Sept. 24th at City Hall. The celebration offers free food and fun for families of all kinds, but with a purpose: Family Day is a national movement to encourage parents to eat dinner with their kids. It was launched a decade ago by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University after research found that teens who have infrequent family dinners are more likely to use alcohol, tobacco or marijuana.
In keeping with the theme, Family Day at the Farmer’s Market will feature a free meal for attendees as well as health screenings; a bounce house; face painting; storytelling by the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Honors Thespian Troupe; cooking demonstrations by market vendors and Pastazzi, a fast, gourmet pasta purveyor recent to the South Miami restaurant scene; a sushi rolling station by perennial favorite Splitsville; family fitness activities by South Miami’s own FootWorks and demonstrations by “Soccer” Tom’s; music and more! Activities will run from 9am-2pm, with the meal to be served from noon to 2pm. Attendees are encouraged to come by bike and Metrorail to support the Farmer’s Market’s focus on earth-friendly living. Those paying with EBT/SNAP receive a discount on the first $20 purchased.
For more information about Family Day or the Informed Families South Miami Drug-Free Coalition, contact Margaret Sotham, (305) 856-4037 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about or to become a vendor at the South Miami Farmer’s Market, contact Chelsea Wilkes at email@example.com.