Pick Your Own

29 Aug

I love picking fruits and veggies. It might be my all-time favorite thing to do.

So, it seems only nature that I would bring my kids along in this adventure.

Sitting in the sunshine, picking food, then eating it, what is not to like?

Getting to know the farmers, knowing where your food comes from, learning about how food is grown, this is all very important in sustaining good food-growing practices.  My kids have learned a lot about farming and vegetables this summer.

I encourage you, in the weeks left of this summer growing season, to find a local farm and pick some fruits or vegetables with your children.

My daughter {age 3} lost interest in picking beans after a while, so she brought her books into the row to sit and read while we picked.

Supporting your local farmers is important.  Showing kids how green beans grow, and then letting them eat said beans off the bush…..that is also important.  Its not just a teachable moment about nature. It is a moment to encourage an interest in good food, while exposing them to the reality of how food is created.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Pick Your Own”

  1. nonna 31. Aug, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Wow, those beans look so yummy! Good picking, Silas and Sydney.

  2. Poppi 31. Aug, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    That is a lot of beans!!! Waht are you going to do with all of them?

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