Saturday, October 23, 2010
365 Days with Kiddos - #15 - Buy a Pumpkin Direct From a Farm
Our family loves to visit farms, whether in our area, or while on vacation visiting friends and family. This week, my daughter's preschool class visited Butterfield Acres in Calgary for a harvest pumpkin hunt. What a hit!
Parents, teachers, children, and siblings piled into two tractors, which brought us a short way to the woods where pumpkins were hiding. The kids went running, peeked around trees and under leaves, and each found a perfect little pumpkin to take home.
But, before we could take them home, the kids decorated them with everything from pasta to fairydust.
As usual, it was fascinating for me to watch all the different pumpkin personalities emerge while the kids were use the same materials.
Butterfield Acres is a wonderful place for children to experience an afternoon on a farm complete with animals (which I will blog about in my next post...).
If you have yet to buy your pumpkins for Halloween, and you have not grown them yourself, why no support a local farm. There are many online resources for finding farms in your area, such as Local Harvest in the US or Pick Your Own in US, Canada, and beyond...