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Compelling Reasons To Visit Pick-Your-Own Farms

pick-your-own apples mother son

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.

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The Baby Show with a Green Zone {Toronto}

The Baby Show Toronto discount

I’ve mentioned before how overwhelmed I was when I was a new mom, trying to find good, eco-friendly baby gear. I wish there had been an event like The Baby Show to help me! Going to a baby show is a great way to source items to design your baby’s nursery and meet practitioners to support you and your baby’s health and wellness. Instead of spending time online researching and going from store to store, you can talk to many different vendors in one place. Exhibitors want to spend time with you, answering your questions and helping match you to best choices for your little ones!

The Baby Show Toronto has a dedicated area where you can shop eco-friendly products and services. I love that they have a Green Zone for eco-conscientious parents and parents-to-be but it won’t be the only place to find green baby gear. Whether you are sourcing a crib, car seat, or sleep wear, be sure to tell any of the exhibitors about your interest in safe, planet-friendly items-they are there to help!

Check out some of these green features found at The Baby Show:

There is much more on offer at The Baby Show Toronto, which runs from Saturday, September 27 from 9am to 6pm and Sunday, September 28 from 10am to 5pm at the Direct Energy Centre, Hall D, Exhibition Place, Toronto. You can buy tickets using our promo code: GMC2014. 

Prizing information: Winners will receive (2) tickets which can be redeemed either days of The Baby Show Toronto (and re-entry is free).

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Disclosure: Green Moms Collective received compensation for this post. All opinions are our own.






Protecting My Reusable Gear With Emily Press Labels

BPA free labels Emily Press

Everyone in my house goes to school in one way or another. Related…we have a lot of reusable gear to pack our waste-free lunches and snacks and these items aren’t cheap!

I’ve been building my family’s collection of stainless steel and glassware for years and I’d loathe to lose any of it! With more and more people being turned onto litter less items, the chances of someone picking up our items by accident is looking likely.

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