EXPERIENCE WELLNESS WEALTH
Has your child ever asked, “Where does my food come from?” Then join Kids Trail Mascot “Fungi” on a wellness food adventure through Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Valley.
Good eating habits are a healthy lifestyle cornerstone. And who knows? Once your child understands the connection of family farms to good, tasty food (s)he may never be a picky eater again! Let Fungi be your guide to locally sourced food with visits to these kid-friendly places.
Make a Farm Wellness Stop
Farm tours are a great activities for kids. Fungi likes to talk with the farmers about healthy eating and wellness. Kids Trail Mascot Bucket enjoys the fresh air and exercise. And Ridge gets a lesson in heritage. Even Shenny, who’s not much of an outdoor girl, likes visiting a farm. After all, she does love colorful things.
Join the KT gang and pick in season produce at Mackintosh Fruit Farm in Berryville. Or arrange a private tour of Audley Farm. And don’t forget to feed the calves at Mt. Crawford Creamery near Harrisonburg.
Community Stores Offer Wellness
Community stores and farmers markets give kids a real perspective on locally sourced food. Make a family meal from what you find at West Oaks Farm Market in Winchester or Paige’s Pit Stop outside of Leesburg. In addition to produce and proteins, community stores also carry products from local food artisans. Want to explore farmers markets? Then checkout this list on Taste of Blue Ridge.
Support Locally Sourced Food
Show your support for wellness, healthy eating and family farms. Enjoy a meal at a restaurant that offers locally sourced food. Magnolia’s at the Mill in Purcellville takes pride in dishes made from local ingredients. And if he’s not too busy, Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin is happy to say hello to a budding chef.
And speaking of budding chefs – check out Pinterest for kid friendly food. We’ve got lots of get ways for you to use your local fruits and vegetables. And keep the wellness going. Consider signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program for fresh goodies all growing season.