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 Own.org. 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.