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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


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.