Farmer’s Market: Shelling Peas

19 Jul

{Silas took this picture}

I love going to the Farmer’s Market and browsing all the fresh veggies.  We have taken to riding our bikes and wandering the stands together as a family.

My kids really enjoy going to the farmer’s market, especially when I let them help pick out what we are going to buy {and buy them snacks..but that is another story}.

The other day we brought home a large bag of shelling peas.

I sat at the counter and started shelling them while my kids ate lunch.

They asked if they could help. Honestly, I was shocked.  It hadn’t crossed my mind that they might want to help shell peas. But they were fascinated that cute little peas were nestled inside each pod.

We sat at their small table together and shelled peas…for half an hour. THEY LOVED IT!


Consider taking your kids to your own local farmer’s market and let them pick out some veggies or fruits.

Not only is it a great way to support local farmers, but it gets your kids interested in wonderfully delicious food, and helps them learn more about where their food comes from.

Case in point: this week my son saw a dried-up corn on the cob at one of the venders, and learned that it was actually popcorn. He couldn’t believe that popcorn grew on a cob {and not in a plastic container on the grocery store shelf, hahaha!}


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One Response to “Farmer’s Market: Shelling Peas”

  1. Poppi 20. Jul, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    I love peas. I think it has been 45 years since shelled any peas though. How fun