I forgot to take my camera, but earlier this week the kids and I went apple picking. We drove almost an hour for twenty minutes of picking. We managed to fill two laundry baskets with apples while Rebecca slept. My hope is that we’ll actually turn them into applesauce.
This is the third type of fruit we’ve picked this year. We start with strawberries in June and turn them into strawberry jam. Then we pick blueberries at least once — usually twice — in July. This from the kid who HATED blueberries, but now eats them like candy when they’re fresh. And I love them in my oatmeal all year round. And then this year we picked the apples.
I think it’s important for the kids to realize food doesn’t magically appear in the grocery store. Instead, there’s a lot of work that goes into it. I also think it helps in a teeny tiny way keep them connected to our farming roots.
Besides nothing is ever as good as when it’s fresh or made at home. So what ways do you help your kids connect the dots?