May 16, 2017

I’m in the dirt fixing the irrigation system in our yard, when my preschooler asks from the deck if I’m a farmer. I reply “yes,” and she says “I think so. I think we are strawberry farmers!”

Our small strawberry patch and other edible areas of the yard have become a great pastime for our preschooler. Here are some tips for busy parents to get you and your young ones into the Farm to Table movement.

  • Be Smart with your Time. Plant things that overwinter here in the Bay Area. You will avoid time spent turning annual crops under, rotating beds, and planting cover crops. Try it by planting a blueberry bush (available now in your nursery with young blueberries ready to ripen), strawberry plants, artichoke plants, or a grape vine. Looking for a tree? Apples, cherry and fig trees are great choice...

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