Picking food from the garden (or the local Farmer’s Market) and preparing for a meal can be a pleasure. The flavor of foods picked at the point of freshness and not being picked so they arrive at market at a point of freshness can make a big difference in flavor.
Harvest a session plan can begin in the garden – the edible garden. It is an opportunity to visit memories of vegetable gardens, Victory gardens, and the farmer’s market.
Food songs from the garden
Here are a few songs to help do the trick. A starter idea or two is provided to help you grow some conversation, too.
- Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off: How do you pronounce names of food? Share pictures or words and talk about different names and pronunciations.
- Goober Peas : Speaking of different names, not everyone knows goober peas as peanuts. Speak about ways to prepare them. (Roasted or boiled) Talk about ways to eat them. (From the shell, as peanut butter, in foods).
- Yes, We Have No Bananas: Ask about other foods that grow in the garden. Substitute them into the song.
- Scarborough Fair: Herbs provide fragrance and flavor to food. Talk about common herbs grown in your area. Talk about ways to use them.
- Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow: This childhood song is a chance to speak about other foods we grow. See who has grown any of the four listed.
- Garden Song (Inch by inch): Use this song to lead into a discussion of what it takes to grow foods. Which tasks were your favorite? Your least favorite.
What songs would you add to this list? Share them in the comments below.
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