Though most local grocery suppliers offer some form of organic or healthy options for produce, two resources that Kaitlyn has always treasured are local fruit stands and farmer’s markets.
Through our Farm to ECE Learning Collaboratives, we learn from each other about gardening, food and farming education, and local food purchasing. Farm to ECE Learning Collaboratives often include trainings, action periods, and technical assistance from the Farm to ECE trainers.
Encouraging healthy eating habits in early childhood is beneficial for young children as they grow. One of the best ways to promote healthy eating habits to young children is through positive exposure to fruits and vegetables. Introducing new foods to kids can be a difficult task, but there are many ways to make it a fun and positive experience!
You can celebrate Apple Crunch Day by purchasing and crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at 11am on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
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.