I think it’s really important to show kids where food comes from.
My kids have always accompanied me on trips to the farmer’s market or grocery store. Which means the occasional solo trip to the grocery store translates into quite the blissful event! We also (creatively) grow quite a bit of our own produce, despite the relatively small size of our yard.
Friends of ours have several egg-laying hens. Just last week, my son asked his father (who was making breakfast with store-bought eggs, a rare occurence) “why are the eggs all white and why do they look all the same?” So the kids know that produce comes from the ground, eggs from the chickens belonging to our friend…but what about meat?
That’s where Derek and Addie come in.
I had heard about them as they were about to embark on their adventure of raising meat birds for the very first time through Tranquille Farm Fresh, where they will be using 3 acres to raise their pastured chickens. 105 meat birds, as a matter of fact. So I contacted them and they graciously allowed us to visit them at the farm.
The kids and I visited the farm, just in time to see the 1 week and 3 week old chicks. My 2.5 year old daughter was completely enthralled with them, and wanted to take the 1 week old chicks home. Of course, we couldn’t.
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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!