Blog : Join Us for the Green Families Celebration and Market

By Katelyn | Jul 13, 2015 | in

The Green Alliance invites all families to come discover the community that has become Green Families on August 23 at the Kittery Community Market. The Green Alliance and Kittery Community Market will host a collaborative day of fun for families featuring the traditional farmers market vendors as well as new family friendly vendors. The celebration will include interactive vendors like EZ Bikes & Scooters, the Gundalow Company, the Natural Dog, and York Center for Wildlife.

This day brings together the GA community, especially families, as well as the regular market crowd with live music, free birthday cake, face painting, scavenger hunt, games, and prizes for the kids.The Kittery Community Market is held Sundays from 10am - 2pm in downtown Kittery and features local produce, foods, and crafts, but on August 23 the market is transformed into a Green Families Fest featuring the regular market vendors and additional Green Alliance businesses.

The Green Families Club (GFC) was created in July 2012 with the goal to inspire younger generations to care about sustainability and value the environment. The creation of the Green Families Club was a natural response of research and trends found by the Green Alliance about our members. We discovered that a large portion of Green Alliance members are parents with young children who care deeply about the environment and shopping locally.

“After looking more closely at who our members were, we realized that many of them were moms and dads - people who had a very real vested interest in safer, greener, more local products and services,” said GA Director Sarah Brown. “We realized pretty quickly that bringing families together , helping them learn from one another, would be a great way to help bring more attention to the green-certified businesses in the Green Alliance.”

Green Families merges the relationship with fun, educational events geared specifically towards families, and great discounts at local businesses. It proves that even with a family and budget concerns, parents can still afford to make green-minded decisions that ensure the health and safety of both their family and the environment. The Green Alliance encourages all families to attend the Green Families Celebration and market for a fun filled day in downtown Kittery.

Join the Green Families Club this summer and you will get two free tickets to the Seacoast Science Center Music-by-the-Sea Concert Series ($12 value each) or two Gundalow sail tickets ($35 value each)!