3 Ways to Preserve Strawberries for Later + A Visit to Wish Farms

Today’s post is sponsored by Wish Farms in celebration of Florida strawberry season. All opinions are our own. Living in Florida this time of year, we have an influx of Florida-grown strawberries in stores. We’re a strawberry-loving family and I always stock up when strawberries are on sale (how can you not when strawberries are as low at $0.98!). While...

Easy Weeknight Dinners with To-Jo Mushrooms

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by To-Jo Mushrooms. All opinions are our own. September is Family Meals Month and we’re teaming up with To-Jo Mushrooms to encourage your family to eat more meals together. We’re sharing 3 delicious and easy weeknight dinners that you can make and enjoy as a family. Read on to hear all about our trip to...

A Day on the Shuman Produce Farm

Last week, the Produce for Kids team had the privilege of visiting the Shuman Produce farms for the start of Vidalia® onion season. We got to visit the offices, tour the packing facilities and take a stroll through some of the farms. Did you know that Produce for Kids was founded by John Shuman, president of Shuman Produce? Back in...

Michigan Apple Grower Profile: The Youngquist Family

Today’s guest blog post comes from our friends at the Michigan Apple Committee. Learn more about one of the many growers they work with, the Youngquist family! Youngquist Farm is a 180-acre orchard, located on the “Fruit Ridge” in Kent City, MI. Mark Youngquist, a 5th generation grower, works alongside his father, Wayne Youngquist and son, Jordan Youngquist on their...

Strawberry Farm Tour with the Florida Strawberry Growers Association

While my family in Pennsylvania braved the first winter blast, I was lucky enough not only to find myself in Florida but on a strawberry farm! Thanks to Sue Harrell (aka Strawberry Sue), Marketing Director for the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA), the Produce for Kids team was treated to a day filled with strawberries. During the winter (late November...

16 Kid-Friendly Citrus Recipes

Visiting local citrus farms at this time of year is a perk of residing in Florida. I took my girls to the Showcase of Citrus, not really knowing what to expect as we pulled up to what looked like a weathered roadside farmer’s market. The girls were mesmerized when the staff handed us each a bag and drew on a...

Cherry Tour with Chelan Fresh

This post is sponsored by Chelan Fresh. Read on to get a behind-the-scenes of how cherries get from the tree to your grocery store! Produce for Kids was recently invited by Chelan Fresh on its Annual Cherry Tour in Chelan, WA. I was so excited to attend and get a first-hand look at how cherries are grown, picked, packed and shipped,...

Mushroom Adventure With To-Jo Mushrooms

Did you know that Pennsylvania leads the U.S. in mushroom production? My corner of Pennsylvania is known for being the Mushroom Capital of the World! Around here, mushrooms are bountiful, always local, and each September we celebrate with a festival devoted to mushrooms. I decided it was time to show my oldest son a little bit about the world of...