This week’s Tuesday Tip for Picky Eaters: Visit a farm.
It’s the perfect season for a trip to a farm. Over the last several weeks, we've taken Henry to visit three different farms in western Washington.
In September, we visited with our friend Doug Zimmerman at Bi-Zi Farms in Vancouver. Henry was fascinated by the chickens and geese. We also got to weigh him on the produce scale; Henry came in at a whopping 19.65 pounds.
|Henry and Daddy check out a tractor at Bi-Zi Farms.|
Then, we toured the Finn River Cidery while on a family trip to Hood Canal. In addition to cider, the farm also has a u-pick blueberry patch and large flocks of chickens and ducks.
|Henry and I walk past the blueberry orchard at Finn River Cidery.|
Last week, we met up with friends for a pumpkin patch outing at Spooner Farms in Puyallup. Henry helped me pick out a few squash to decorate our front porch, and we plan on eating them after Halloween.
Going to a farm with your kids is a fun way to get outside and learn about where food comes from. It’s an opportunity to let them enjoy some fresh air, play in the dirt and help with the harvest. When kids get to pick their own apple or taste a freshly dug carrot, they may be more likely to eat it.
Who knows? Seeing a farm in action may even spur your little one to want to grow up to become a farmer.