Garden-based learning is one of the most effective ways to teach kids about local food and where their food comes from. So KidsGardening and Dick & Jane Educational Snacks have partnered to create a set of free educational Farmers Market Cards that can be used in and out of the garden to teach kids about what they eat, local foods, and how they grow.
Along with fun facts about 40 different “farmers market” foods, the set also includes fun games, activities, and ways to use the cards in the garden. You can even get creative and make your own!
Made to spark interest in different fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods, these cards can be used to support Farm to School education efforts and celebrate National Farm to School month in October.
Did you know?
- Honeybees and bumblebees are essential in cucumber pollination, allowing the flowers to develop into fruit.
- A single pineapple is produced from a cluster of 200 flowers.
- Jalapeños are actually a fruit!