Friday, March 30, 2012

A Frugal Way to Bring the Farm to Your Table - Plant a Vegetable Garden!

My kids look forward to planting their very own garden every year! It has been our tradition for many years, to plant a vegetable garden on Memorial Day. It is a frugal summer activity that helps us bring the farm to the table. They love picking out seeds, helping get the garden ready and planting it.

Planting a vegetable garden is always fun. The kids take pride in their garden and do a great job planting the seeds and labeling each row.

Not only do we grow our own veggies, we grow our own meat as well, cows and pigs! 

Florida Orange Grove
We also have a friend who has chickens, we get most of our eggs from her! 

The rototiller that my husband uses used to be my grandpa's.  I remember him using it in his garden when I was a kid!

Planting a garden is so much more that just a garden. Not only is it fun for the kids but it is also a valuable learning experience. 

  • It teaches them responsibility: they have to water, weed and care for the garden in order for it to grow.
  • It teaches them about home farming and its benefits: fresh, organic vegetables that are delicious and healthy!
  • It teaches them about community: they enjoy filling their wagon with their fresh picked vegetables and walking to the neighbors house to share their veggies of love!
  • It teaches them about teamwork and family: look at what we can accomplish when we work together as a team. 

Plus, it is always a fun way to spend valuable time together with them, making lifelong memories! 

How do you bring the farm to your table? 

 Tropicana Pure Premium 100% Pure Florida Orange Juice is a healthy and natural way to bring a little farm to your table each morning!  Did you know that...

  •  The two major orange types in Tropicana Pure Premium are Valencia and Hamlin. Valencias typically have more intense color and flavor, while Hamlins can be sweeter. They each add unique characteristics to the TPP blend.
  • Tropicana is the single largest buyer of Florida fruit, purchasing approximately 11.6 billion oranges from Florida each year.
  • Oranges have been grown in Florida since the 1560s, approximately 147 years before any other U.S. state. 

To make breakfast even sweeter, Tropicana is giving away 100 amazing Florida prizes!  These prizes include (99) one-year-supplies of Tropicana (in the form of twelve 59 oz Tropicana Pure Premium containers) and the grand prize trip for (4), to a Florida orange grove!  (Airfare and hotel stay included)

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I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tropicana blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. 

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