Monday, August 17, 2009

Farmers' Market

With fall quickly approaching, I am reminded of why I LOVE this time of year.....farmer's markets! Our family loves traveling up "fruit-way" from Perry to Brigham City and stopping at the fruit stands. Believe it or not, these cute fruit stands offer much more than fresh produce! Here are a few TOP reasons why we visit the farmer's markets.
#1. The atmosphere! Nothing feels like fall more than standing in a cool breeze picking out freshly picked produce.

#2. Cheap and fun family night! We often teach our children a short lesson about Heavenly Father's Creations and then we hit the fruit stands to show our children the different types of foods that were created for us.

#3. Teaching moments! Fruit stands offer a HUGE variety of colors, textures, shapes and sizes to teach your children about. We let our children pick out something that they've never seen or tasted before and then we eat it together and talk about our likes/dislikes. This is often their favorite part!
This is Aiden's first look at a pepper. The excitement on his face says it all! Ever since this trip, we have had to plant our own peppers in our garden for him to enjoy.

#4. Photo-Ops! I love the lighting, scenery and excitement of a fruit stand. My children get excited about the new sights, sounds and smells. A camera is a MUST for this adventure!

#5. Lastly, I LOVE fresh fruit. Fruit is healthy and delicious. Being able to enjoy something you love while supporting local families and enjoying a night out with your own family is priceless.
If you have never had the opportunity to visit a fruit stand, don't wait any longer! Apple harvesting is right around the corner! Take advantage of this great time of year. You'll thank me later.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I miss Brigham City peaches! You guys are so lucky to be close to so much fresh produce!