Meet Your Local Farmer and Meet Your Neighbor
Exploring how foods are grown and harvested is a great way for you and your child to learn about the connection between the foods you eat and Earth. The farmers’ market is full of wonderful sights, smells and tastes. Additionally, most children need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Involving your child in shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables helps him or her create healthy nutrition habits that will last a lifetime. It is never too early to introduce your child to preparing a variety of healthy meals.
Many families like to supplement their trip to the grocery store with locally grown produce, because it supports area farmers and provides great-tasting seasonal fruits and vegetables. This is a great way to connect with your community. Buying seasonal produce also provides an opportunity to try new foods and experiment with seasonal recipes.