Let’s start by declaring our love for local, farm fresh produce. Every organic fruit and veggie in our food is grown by passionate farmers we know and trust, many of them right in our own California backyard. Outside of our pouches, however, farmers markets are a great way for families to find local, organic produce! They’re a wonderful place for children to explore and learn about healthy eating habits and new foods, plus buying local produce helps support small farms in your area and allows you to get food that has been picked at the peak of the season days (or sometimes even hours) before your visit!
Picky eaters? Even they will love a rainbow of color. If you show your little ones the colorful rows of neatly stacked summer produce, you’ll surely entice them to try something new! Take advantage of the samples some vendors offer and let them experiment! Eating fresh produce is important for overall health and including a rainbow of produce in your everyday diet provides many different types of vitamins, nutrients and minerals, so eat up!
Make sure to ask the farmers! They can give you excellent tips about ripeness, storage and even ways to prepare your fresh finds. See below for what to look for with some of our summer favorites and save the guide for a quick reference on your next trip to the store or farmers market!