Little Chefs: Help from Little Hands in the Kitchen

March is National Nutrition Month, which means it’s a great time to talk to your kids about the importance of eating nutritious meals to promote strong growth, proper sleep, and a healthy lifestyle. A fun and interactive way to start the conversation would be to have kids get involved in the kitchen.

Purchasing Local Foods for Thanksgiving Celebrations

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning for the holiday! A great way to celebrate with your program is by serving Thanksgiving-themed meals and snacks. Most of the traditional Thanksgiving staples can be made with fresh fruits and vegetables that can be sourced from your local farmers! We will share some ideas for foods to purchase at your local farmers market as you prepare for this month’s festivities. 

Tips for Starting a Garden in an Early Childhood Setting 

Gardening activities are a great way to get children involved with nature while teaching them about how things grow! Children can learn scientific concepts, cooperation skills, and more when taking part in gardening tasks and activities. It can be intimidating to start a garden if you have never done it before, so here are some tips for getting started! 

Alabama Apple Crunch Day

You can celebrate Apple Crunch Day by purchasing and crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at 11am on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Buy Local, Eat Local

Farming makes up a huge part of the economy and jobs in Alabama. Our state and local economies depend on our farmers. Living in Alabama, we have many great opportunities to eat locally and benefit from what’s around us.