So how many vegetables can your kids name? Just important, how many vegetables can you as a parent identify? Both good questions. Many of us growing up in the city have been use to our vegetables coming out of a can. Of course, others who were exposed to gardening at an early age are one up. Several years ago while checking out of a local grocery store, the cashier could not identify the turnips I was purchasing. She was about 17 years old and needed to ask the neighboring cashier what the small knobby-shaped items were. This made me wonder--how many of us can recognize vegetables native to our country or those locally grown?
My next post will deal with some ways your family can have fun learning the names of those luscious veggies so delightfully created for all of us to eat!