Circle Time Discussion
Review farm facts discussed in the previous lesson.
Display colored pictures of farms, gardens, and vegetables.
Vegetables are grown in gardens. Some farmers only grow one crop, others grow many.
The farmers that only grow one crop usually have fields and rows of the same vegetable or grains. Types of farms the harvest one crop are cotton farms, soybean farms, corn and wheat farms. Some farms even grow just pumpkins, called a pumpkin patch.
Farmers that grow specialty crops usually sell to large companies that, in turn, sell the product to us.
Show children the vegetable examples (the canned, frozen and fresh veggies). Explain terminology, food processing, for canned and frozen vegetables.
Explain to the children that local farmers sell us fresh produce at "Farmer's Market". Sometimes, local grocery stores allow farmers to sell their produce.
Take a survey of children who go to the Farmer's Market with their parents or grandparents.