|Young vendors at the Minneapolis Farmers Market|
Monday, September 5, 2011
Minneapolis Farmers Market
The highlight of the visit was to see these three boys working at a stand. They appeared to be close friends or cousins. What a great experience for them to learn about sales and the world of work. They also are selling one of the best products on the planet, vegetables.
Seems that in modern affluent U.S.A. most kids don't need to work to help their families. Quite to the contrary, commonly children are a major financial expense to a family. Now that most of us don't live on farms there simply are not many needs or opportunities for kids to help their family make a living. How good it feels to be needed and valued for one's role as a contributor.