I was never a big fan of kiwi, but after having fresh picked kiwi, I am in love. I also love the sweetness the fresh oranges and strawberries contain. Not only am I getting pesticide free foods, but they taste great.
Did you know carrots have to be bleached prior to being sold in grocery stores? Crazy! But not from the local farm. Did you know that apples have the highest pesticide use? Or that wax is added to the skin of a cucumber?
Prior to going to the farm, Aidan turned away from sweet potato, but now that I receive fresh sweet potato, he gobbles the food up! He actually screeches if you take too long to feed it to him.
So far, I have made a lot of fresh salads, tried egg plant Parmesan and beer battered asparagus, and fell in love with new fruits.
From the farm, Aidan has tried and liked! carrots, squash, sweet potato, apples, green beans and a melon hybrid fruit. He has also tried the goat's cheese through baby led weaning techniques.
Additionally, the farm has live chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Aidan actually touched a baby chicken and baby duck very gently. He LOVED looking around and hearing all of the sounds.
Overall, I am not sure if what I bought locally has cost more, but I do not that the experience and the taste of the produce is well worth the cost. The farmers also give me free produce from time to time. Well, they give it to me because they know I make Aidan's baby food, and they want him to try something new!