Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Talk about Local Food!

My sister (yes, there's another one of us!) is lucky enough to literally enjoy the fruits of local food, right in her backyard. They have a cherry tree that is currently thriving and producing beautiful fruit! Look at those gorgeous morsels of cherry goodness! It's actually quite perfect, really, as her favourite pie has always been cherry...

Having a fruit tree in your backyard can be a great way to not only benefit from a healthy, local food source, but also a fun learning experience for the little foodies in your family! Involving your little foodies in the harvesting process can both empower and engage them. Why not sit down and brainstorm all of the yummy recipes you could make with the fruit you have just picked? You could also take it one step further and ask them to create some artwork inspired by your local food source, in this case, a cherry tree!

One of my favourite little foodies, cherry picking!

Don't fret if you don't have a fruit tree of your own in the backyard -- you can still enjoy the fun of picking local fruit. Why not visit a "pick your own" berry farm? I found this useful link that tells you where you can find berry farms in your area of Ontario!  

Happy picking (and pie making)!

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