Larkspur’s Market Day

Our local farmers market invites children to participate in a “children’s market” once every summer.  This year my friend Eve reserved a table for her daughter to share with Larkspur.  Larkspur spent weeks preparing for the big day.  She could hardly sleep the night before, and woke an hour earlier than necessary that morning.  When we arrived at market, she had a pouch with forty $1 bills inside for making change.  At the end of the day she had two twenties and some change.  We puzzled over her lack of profit until she recalled:  a handmade purse, some cupcakes, a headband, and the list went on.  As it turns out, Larkspur did a good bit of shopping herself.


  1. That’s an awesome idea! Your girls had some lovely items for sale.

  2. Oh, what a great idea! Bracken loves to set up a farmer’s market booth in our living room on a regular basis. If we would have been there, I would have shopped at sweet Larkspur’s booth. 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh I love this idea so much!

    <3 Jessa

  4. Larkspur looks like a miniature version of you – all the time probably but I really noticed it in these pictures. She is beautiful and how fun is that children’s market!

  5. What fun. This sounds like me, I sell bags and aprons at our little farmers market. But all summer I come home with about the same amount of cash that I started with and baskets full of plants, produce, baked items and sometimes soap or lotion. Yes, I understand completely.

  6. What a great idea! I would’ve definitely bought some flowers since blue and daisies are my favorite. 🙂 the pot holders are always a welcome addition as well.

  7. Patricia says:

    My granddaughter’s 6th birthday is on the 26th and she loves little notebooks and sketch pads. Does Larkspur have any more of the little notebook bundles? What is the cost to mail a bundle to NY (up on the Hudson River)? I can’t wait to mention the children’s market to the people who manage our weekly farmer’s market here in the village. Great job selling – and great purchases!

  8. Larkspur is so lovely! You must be so proud of your big girl.

    I was just looking through patterns on ravelry and found this one – I thought of you. I think you may need it when tending your bees!

  9. I smiled when you said she went shopping, as she should! Supporting the local communities. I adore her blank notebooks and her sense of flower arranging is beautiful.

  10. That is the sweetest thing ever! I loved her wares — and her spirit!

  11. oh my GOSH! that is so awesome!! she is the prettiest thing i’ve ever seen, and i would have bought one (or more) of everything. well done larkspur!! (and mama).

  12. Oh my gosh Ginny. That is so sweet and cool. I’m happy that she got to experience that. So, so nice.

  13. How sweet! What a great opportunity for the children. I would have purchased some of the pretty flowers if I lived there! Keep up the good work Larkspur!!!

  14. Bonnie Schulzetenberg says:

    GREAT JOB LARKSPUR… Ms Sarah would have loved this idea too.

  15. Barbara B says:

    Love the photos. Many, many years ago my sister and I made so any potholders. I would have bought more than one from Larkspur.

  16. The extra shopping! That made me laugh. Looks like they had quite a nice booth.

  17. A children’s market – that is fantastic!

  18. Wonderful!

  19. Love this story! She’s a real girl who loves to shop!

  20. Gwendolyn says:

    Oh my…that gave me the biggest laugh. The girls are getting all grown up. Yes, I would buy hotpads if she makes them again. Love the pictures!

  21. oh how fun!!! (I admit to being a shopper as kid myself!)

  22. That is a fantastic idea!

  23. What an amazing opportunity for her!

  24. Her floral arrangements were lovely, and I would have bought the potholders, too!

    What a wonderful idea to have a market for children.

  25. What a great idea! Our area has a KBO Kid’s Business Opportunity,usually at the Library, but never at a Farmer’s Market. What a fantastic experience!

  26. Where did those lovely blue bottles come from?!?!

  27. I’m so happy she had a great day!

  28. What a cute idea for children. Wish I lived closer, I would of loved to of bought from her.
    I bet she had so much fun.

  29. Larkspur and her products looked just lovely! So much hard work and such a wonderful way to teach children! I would have bought every one of those pot holders… them!

  30. Too bad I wasn’t there to buy all her stuff…
    Love it!!

  31. just so lovely 🙂

  32. I love the idea of a children’s market day! So fun and looks like some wonderful things were sold & purchased! 🙂

  33. A children’s market is such a nice idea.

  34. I love that they have a children’s market.

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