At Little Prints Daycare, we believe that teaching children about the origin of produce and how to use it in cooking and baking is crucial for fostering a deeper understanding of food and its connection to the natural world.

It instills appreciation for fresh, whole ingredients, imparting knowledge about seasons, cultivation, and sustainability.

Understanding where food comes from encourages a healthier relationship with eating by promoting nutritious choices and reducing reliance on processed foods.

Moreover, learning cooking and baking skills empowers children to create their meals, nurturing their independence and enabling a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

That’s one of the reasons we partnered with Spry Berry Farm in Northumberland County to harvest natural apples for our Little Prints children, as part of our Garden Education.

The children were taught about how the apples were grown, their nutritional value, and the many ways they could be used in cooking and baking.

During the day, the children got to use the apples to bake their very own apple pie – an activity they really enjoyed!

At the end of the day, they were able to take some apples home to their family, along with a print-out about the apples, and a recipe to turn those apples into applesauce.