Budget-friendly and a great way to connect with your community, not to mention local, farmer's markets are a great resource to look into if you're trying to creatively wrap up some badge requirements.
I gave my daughter my weekly budget and let her determine what we'd be buying. Noting the cantaloupe and watermelons as we walked in, I told her to mark the price and she'd have to make sure she'd have it at the end of the shopping trip, as I wasn't about to carry both melons around the booths! We talked as we went about differences in prices and what was better deals, etc. She actually enjoyed taking charge of the shopping list - and to be honest, the money - and I was so happy that the vendors were so patient with her as she made her choices.
Other Brownie badges you can work on at the farmer's market - or after you've completed your shopping:My Best Self:
- Activity #2 - Try three new foods that are good for you.
- Activity #3: Try sniffing out three different foods.
- Activity #4: Do a taste test with salty, sweet, bitter and sour foods.
- Activity #1: What's in that snack - talk with vendors about what's in their jams, salsas, breads or granolas.
- Activity #2: Make a veggie face.
- Activity #3: Create a snack for a group - like fruit kebabs!