A fantastic and fun way to teach kids about food is to go to farms, and especially to U-pick farm where you can see how vegetables and fruits grow and you can pick them by yourself. This is the freshest produce ever!
Here, in Bellevue, WA, a suburban city near Seattle, there are still a few farms in the city and plenty within 10-20 minutes drive. It is amazing that you can see not only horses, but cows, and pumpkin fields and a blueberry farm in the city! (Not to mention streams with wild salmon. A post about that later on).
This is so much fun…
At a lavendar farm on the Olympic Peninsula, WA
Picking bluberries, and tasting them too.
Learning how to pick ripe, purple, blueberries at the Blueberry farm in Bellevue, WA
We got plenty of fresh, sweet blueberry. Better than any boxed fruit at the grocery store.
Remlinger Farms, Carnation, WA
Some pumpkins are the size of a little kid.
The freshest corn we ever had. From the field to the farm's store, and to the grill.
This is the good life.
Click here to find more U-pick farms in King County.
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