26 Jun '13, 12pm

How picking berries can connect your kiddos closer to where their food comes from. #kidsinnature

How picking berries can connect your kiddos closer to where their food comes from. #kidsinnature

If you’re not sure if there’s a farm near you or what produce is available, check out crop calendars and farm locations by state at pickyourown.org . Choose a farm that fits your window of time: How long do you plan to stay – an hour or several? If it’s the latter, look for a farm that offers other activities for kids like walking trails, hay rides or a petting zoo. That way, if they finish berry-picking quickly there’s still plenty to enjoy outside. While picking, play a “guessing game” about what the berries need to grow. Plan a dish around your freshly-picked bounty. Better yet, let the kids decide and help make it. What will they choose? Strawberry shortcake? Pie? Smoothies?

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/conservancy/2013/06/25/eating-loca...

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