Photo by Deer Lagoon Grange.

Photo by Deer Lagoon Grange.

Veggies come to life at fair

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can. And Spiderman can teach kids how to make spiders out of vegetables and toothpicks.

During the 2018 Whidbey Island Fair, the costumed entertainer from “When You Wish Productions” coached children, alongside Cinderella, Jasmine and Moana. Adults and children alike made “critters” out of fruits and vegetables, which where then proudly displayed on shelves for fairgoers to view.

More than 200 edible creations were featured.

Deer Lagoon Grange hosted the spontaneous event, which made use of produce donated by Saar’s Market in Oak Harbor, Clinton Foodmart, The Goose at Bayview, The Star Store of Langley and Good Cheer Food Bank.

Representatives from South Whidbey Tilth and the Deer Lagoon Grange educated the children about fruits, honey, compost, herbs and vegetables.

The Deer Lagoon Grange also created an educational display featuring fruits and vegetables that are locally grown in Washington state.

Waste not, want not — all the leftover produce from the fun project was carefully sorted and distributed to Good Cheer Food Bank and to South Whidbey School Farms for their students’ and faculty’s composting project.

Photo by Deer Lagoon Grange.
                                Spiderman and Princess Jasmine look over critters made out of fruits and vegetables by children and adults and entered into competition during the 2018 Whidbey Island Fair.

Photo by Deer Lagoon Grange. Spiderman and Princess Jasmine look over critters made out of fruits and vegetables by children and adults and entered into competition during the 2018 Whidbey Island Fair.

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