Compelling Reasons To Visit Pick-Your-Own Farms September 17, 2014 By Tara Gratto Connecting kids with nature doesn’t only mean you need to hit up a trail, take a hike through the woods or splash in a lake. A great way to get kids outside in the summer and early fall is to take them to a pick-your-own fruit or vegetable farm. This not only gets them outside, but it builds a strong foundation for beginning to understand where some of our food comes from. Developing Your Child’s Food Literacy Food and nature are interdependent; you cannot have one without the other. Right now there is a lot of talk about food and how it is being produced, what chemicals may or may not be involved, if there are GMOs (genetically modified organisms), etc. These conversations are all very real and very important, but food as a topic isn’t new. It is something that each and every person on this planet shares in common and always has. This is a profound thought on some levels and a very basic one on others. Making healthy food choices has a lot to do with food knowledge. The sooner you teach kids about the foods they eat, the more knowledge you are empowering them with. (more…) Hey mama, we all need a community to help us raise our babies green, so let’s keep in touch! Subscribe to my weekly Newsletter or come chat with me on Twitter. See you soon!