Thursday, September 13, 2007

The First Fresh Apple

The first apples of the season are here! Last week, I bought some small but delicious apples from our friend and farmer, Pooh Stevenson of Owosso Organics. Owosso Organics is an organic farm that is located about 40 miles northeast of Lansing. Pooh grows almost 100 different kinds of vegetables. From eggplant to zucchini, to lettuce, to melon, Pooh grows just about everything. We love Pooh. She has been a part of our life since before Caroline was born. When I was pregnant, she shared our excitement and anticipation of our baby's arrival. When Caroline was born, Pooh gave us a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers that she grew on her farm. And when Caroline turned one, Pooh arranged wild flowers in Mason jars as table center pieces for the birthday party. One of Caroline's first solid foods was purreed chard grown at Owosso Organics. We visit Pooh at the market almost every week and if she isn't too busy, we talk about everything from parenting to food to vegetable varieties. Pooh doesn't know it, but tomorrow she will share another milestone with Caroline - the first fresh apple!

Caroline's Lunchbox Menu, September 14: Breakfast - O's, apple; Lunch - egg, 100% whole grain bread, corn, Red Zebra tomato; Snacks - watermelon

Childcare Center Menu, September 14: Breakfast - french toast sticks, strawberries; Lunch tuna fish pitas, corn, watermelon; Snacks - apple crisp

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