Let's face it, most of us, including myself, are really quite uninformed when it comes to all the amazing types of fruits and vegetables that are grown and eaten around the world. Fortunately for us, my mother finds things like this very interesting, and on our trip to Northern California this summer, she wanted to show her grandchildren the amazing selection of produce available at The Berkeley Bowl West, even though it was definitely out of our way.
So taking a pointer from my mother, I though I'd write about the idea of finding a local (or not so local) "vegetable museum" in your area and sparking some interest in your kids by introducing them to many things they've never dreamed of. You know, things that grow in the ground and on trees! Seems like a good way to encourage healthy eating, don't you think?