The Farm comes to the little ones @Whole Foods Market

We went to Staples to get some office supplies when we heard some music being played loudly.  “Wow! That person really has their car blasting” was my first thought until I recognized it was live music coming from the local Whole Foods Market.  So off we went to investigate and to get some free samples because they are always handing out free samples of something at the store.  What we found was their Kids Club in full effect – and full of little ones.  We also found a miniature farm had been brought to the store (on the outside of course).  A local “petting farm” had brought some of their animals for the children to see and touch.

What touched me most was all of the smaller children and how innocent and sweet they were.  Some were afraid of the animals while others were trying to climb in with them, and I felt sorry for that poor little duckling when while being instructed on how to properly hold a duck (they don’t like to have their feet dangling, did you know that?) it just looked like some of those little hands were going to do it harm through no fault of their own other than they had no concept of moderation until instructed.

Who had the most fun while playing peek-a-boo with a little one in an infant carrier, me or the baby?  I think I did.  I am such a sucker for chubby cheeked little ones.


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13 Responses to The Farm comes to the little ones @Whole Foods Market

  1. bulldogsturf says:

    Great captures here… love the slide show app…

  2. ceciliag says:

    a wonderful collection of pictures, is that the slide show in Photo Shop? How does that work. I am into learning new stuff this week! c

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    That’s such a treat, watching children in a petting zoo. The look of wonder in the First Timers’ eyes alone is worth the price of admission.

  4. I love seeing children interact with animals, so cute!! Every spring, Michigan State University has a “Small Animals Day”, you can ride an MSU bus around campus and visit the different farms and see the baby animals. Unfortunately, most years it’s cold and rainy – but hopefully we’ll have a nice one next time!

  5. dhphotosite says:

    Great photos Teri! I love the one you captured of the little boy with the sheep trying to rest his head on the youngsters shoulder!!!

  6. Interesting. Our Whole Foods Markets don’t have farm exhibits. Probably something to do with health hazards in the humble opinion of the State of California.

    • Well, this was outside in front of the market and they did supply hand sanitizer to use for all who touched the animals. This was just for the kids club so I am sure they checked all the necessary codes 🙂

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