Farmer's Market: Families Working Together

by Marcie R. Rendon and Cheryl Walsh Bellville

Farmer’s Market focuses on two Minnesota families who grow vegetables and flowers... read more

Farmer’s Market focuses on two Minnesota families who grow vegetables and flowers that they sell at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market. The Thaos are a Hmong family whose first members came to the United States in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The Kornder’s German and Polish ancestors first came to this country in the 1890s. For both families, farming involves multiple generations, with everyone from children to elders sharing in the year-round work. The text evokes the colorful sights and delicious smells of an abundant farmer’s market. It also affirms the strong sense of cooperation and commitment present in each of the farming families. Information about farm equipment and techniques is a seamless part of the narrative, while the color photographs provide a lively, eye-catching accompaniment. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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