From Farm to Table: A Summertime Fieldtrip (Plus a Recipe for Georgia Peach Sorbet)

Farm to Table: A Summertime Field Trip {Peach Sorbet recipe}

The following was written by Christen Babb of NurtureBaby and originally appeared on Simple Kids in June of 2010.

It’s official:  Summer is finally upon us! Just as those long, lazy, sun-drenched days bring out the best in many of us, Summertime also gleans some of natures’ most delectable delights. Nothing says Summer like a generous sliver of ice-cold watermelon,  a peach so luscious its juices run down your chin, or a heaping handful of plump, juicy blueberries.

These delicious provisions, and many others currently in season, can be enjoyed beyond the typical grocery store experience.  In fact, Summer lends the perfect time to take your kids on a field trip to a local farm.

I happen to live in Georgia, world renowned for its exquisite peaches. However, each region specializes in a particular variety of fruits and vegetables. A great resource to find farms in your area is Pick Your You can search local farms for a particular fruits and vegetables, or even specify locations exercising strict organic farming. Even those living smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-suburbia will find farms no more than a day trip away.

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Simple Vintage Crafts for Kids

The following post is by contributor Christen Babb.

My family and I are in the middle of a move across town. While a bit chaotic, it’s fostered the opportunity to sift through years of accumulated things to determine what is trash and what is indeed treasure.

Amidst the clutter, I re-discovered a true, vintage gem – the McCall’s Make-It Book. My grandmother purchased this book in the early 1950’s to craft with my mom. It was then passed down to my mom to craft with me.

Today, I’m delighted to re-create these third-generation crafts with my kids while also sharing with you.

Wrought with authentic charm and old-fashioned expressions, I loved riffling through its well-worn pages to pick out crafts to suit both my daughter and son. Beyond the nostalgia, I love these two crafts because they are honest, simple, and timeless.

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Simple Fun for Young Green Thumbs: Egg Carton Gardening with Your Kids

Spring is finally upon us after a long, cold winter!  Today at Simple Kids, we are celebrating with a fun,  educational project to inspire you and your little ones to get your hands dirty in the garden – Egg Carton Gardening!

First, I have a confession to make. While I love fresh, homegrown vegetables as much as the next gal, my thumb errs on the side of black. My husband typically bears the gardening responsibilities of our home while I handle the cooking. However, this project  is easy enough for a toddler to do.  It’s a great introduction to gardening for kids and novice adults alike.

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