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Celina Ries poses with her new Budding Farmers tote -- which is included in the welcome packet for the 10-week program. The children also get recipes, art project directions, lessons and information about 10 different fruits and vegetables.

Developing minds and taste buds

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It's no secret that things like broccoli, kale and tomatoes don't always top kids' favorite food lists.

But a new program at Red Wing Farmers Market is working to get kids learning about the fruits and vegetables their parents often dish out at dinner time. Budding Farmers, a 10-week program aimed at ages 3 to 8, works to get kids — and their parents — out to farmers markets and farms, teach them about produce and get them interacting with the foods they eat.


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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.