If you take kids to a farmers market, they're going to want to touch vegetables. If they touch vegetables, they're going to want you to buy some. If you buy some, they're going to want to cook them together at home. If you cook them together, they're going to want to eat them. And that's what you want.The West Nashville Farmers Market is a place to buy fresh, organic produce and other products from Tennessee family farmers, but it's more than that. It's a feast for a child's senses. It's a rich learning environment. It's a fun change of pace from riding in the car cart at the grocery store.At the dozens of tented booths on the corner of 46th Avenue North and Charlotte Pike, there are vegetables, herbs, soaps, eggs and meats, pies, breads, flowers, cheeses, pastas, honey, bird houses, and more for sale. There's also space for kids to move, music to enjoy, people to watch, and an occasional dog on a leash.The market vendors don't seem to mind when kids touch, and they're ready to answer questions and help you create teachable moments: "What's this?""It's a white beet. It has a sweet flavor.""These green beans are purple!""Yes, but they turn green when you cook them, like magic."The West Nashville Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon from May through October. There's no need to pack a morning snack when you come, because kids can sample some of the foods for sale. There's also prepared food for an early lunch. One booth sells fresh-squeezed lemonade and another sells grilled cheese sandwiches made with local cheese.