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“Farm to Table” kids’ exhibit on display Saturday

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The ExploreIt! Children’s Museum’s traveling exhibit about where our food comes from and how to make healthy food choices will be making a stop at Bragg Hill Family Life Center this Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. There is no charge.

This is the same exhibit that appeared in Hurkamp Park last August during Fredericksburg’s “Family Table” food festival. It includes a root vegetable garden in rubber mulch where children can learn about the process of planting, weeding, watering and harvesting produce, and an orchard where children can pick “fruit” from trees. Also included are child-sized replicas of a chicken coop, farmers market, kitchen and restaurant. It’s like that plastic kitchen set that’s been sitting in your living room on steroids.

The ExploreIt! Children’s Museum was formerly known as the Cobblestone Children’s Museum, and traveling exhibits like this are its way of serving the community as the group studies the possibilities of conducting a fundraising campaign for a freestanding museum. Learn more about the museum here.

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