Wow I hadn't realized it has been so long since I last posted. It has been a busy few weeks....I went away on a wonderful vacation down the Jersey Shore then puppy sat for a week. Of course I had to get back to work which after a great vacation is always hard to do. The next few weeks are also going to be busy but I am hoping to get back into some sort of blogging routine....there are so many great new books to talk about.
Normally I don't like to write about toys or kits but I couldn't pass up today's title. I have mentioned before that I have a side business selling homemade Veggie burgers with my sister in law. It has been a seasonal business because we usually only sell them at her local farmer's market. This year we haven't participated yet because I got a full time job and the place we had been making the burgers has limited availability. That being said I am still very much a supporter of farmer's market in general. I love buying fresh locally grown vegetables in the summer. It always makes me feel healthier. One of my favorite things to see while selling at the farmer's market were all the families that wandered the area. I loved how the children would be eating "pickles on a stick"...or carrying baskets of fruit.
Let's Go the to the Farmer's Market by Chronicle Books is a cute little kit and while there isn't an actual book there is a booklet that talks about what a Farmer's Market is all about. It also has activity cards and a shopping list. The best part is the tote bag just the right size for little hands to help carry their produce. It a great way to introduce healthy living to the youngest among us.
Oh and because I must recommend some sort of book Chronicle Books also publishes a great cookbook and activity book called:
At the Farmer's Market with Kids by Leslie Jonah & Ethel Brennan with Photographs by Sheri Giblin is also a wonderful way to talk about the value of the eating healthy and shopping at Farmer's Markets with children. It teaches children (and grownups) how to pick the freshest fruits and vegetables. The book also has recipes and other activities geared to specific age groups. A great companion piece to today's highlighted title.
So I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer and that today's selections inspire some to try their local Farmer's Market....Happy Summer!