About us

Veggie Buds Club was created by Monica Irwin after her years of experience working as a farmer, farmer's market manager, community educator, and good food activist. It was founded on the premise that all kids can love veggies!

Previously, Monica developed the very successful Budding Farmers program that was offered for several years at farmers markets and through community supported agriculture farms across the U.S. We are immensely excited to now offer Veggie Buds Club, a monthly club for all families that wish to instill a love of veggies in their kids!  

Veggie Buds Club is run by Monica, her husband Dan, a fantastic Veggie Buds Club staff, and with special support from little helpers Harriet and Walker Irwin.

Thank you!

  We would like to thank all of the farmers markets and farms that have supported us along the way:  

*Albert Lea Farmers Market- Albert Lea, MN *Alternative Roots Farm- Madelia, MN *Angelic Organics- Caledonia, IL *Applecrest Farm Orchards- Hampton Falls, NH *ARNKA Arces- Dike, IA *Barrington Farmers Market- Barrington, IL *BeeWench Farm- Paso Robles, CA *Bialas Farms- New Hampton, NY *Bossy Acres- Bruno, MN *CaroKen Farm- Whispering Pines, NC *Chisago City Farmers Market- Chisago City, MN *Dillsburg Farmers Market- Dillsburg, PA *Discover Farmers Market- Brooklyn Park, MN *Earth Dance FARMS- Ferguson, MO *Excelsior Farmers Market- Excelsior, MN *Five Elements Farm- Worthington, PA *Fresh Earth Farms- Hastings, MN *Grayslake Farmers Market- Grayslake, IL *Hog's Back Farm- Arkansaw, WI *Hulgan House Heritage Farm- Montgomery, MN *Isanti Farmers Market- Isanti, MN *Lake Zurich Farmers Market- Lake Zurich, IL *Little Red Hen CSA- Muncy, PA *Logan Square Farmers Market- Chicago, IL *Loon Organics- Hutchinson, MN *Mill City Farmers Market- Minneapolis, MN *Moutoux Orchard- Purcellville, VA *My Minnesota Farmer- Montgomery, MN *Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market- Minneapolis, MN *Open Hands Farm- Northfield, MN *Our Yards Farm- Haddon Heights, NJ *Pampered Pumpkin- Watertown, MN *Prairie Drifter Farm- Litchfield, MN *Quiet Creek Farm- Kutztown, PA *Real Food Farm- Baltimore, MD *Red Barn Learning Farm- Hayfield, MN *Red Wing Farmers Market- Red Wing, MN *Riverwalk Market Fair- Northfield, MN *Seeds Farm- Northfield, MN *Spring Wind Farm- Northfield, MN *Sweet Top Farm- Hudson, WI *The Good Earth- Lennox, SD *Three Woods Park District Gale Woods Farm- Minnetrista, MN *Twin Cities Local Food- Webster, MN *Uproot Farm- Princeton, MN *Waconia Farmers Market- Waconia, MN *Waxwing Farm- Webster, MN *Woodchuck Community Farm- Moorhead, MN