Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Who Says Grocery Shopping Can't Be Fun in Houston?

The weather in Houston is warming up but the fruit and vegetables are ripe at Farmers Market. After enjoying this place as a child, I get just as much delight watching my own daughter stuff juicy strawberries in her mouth.

Use this as an opportunity to teach children how food arrives at the store by speaking with the local merchants. Plants and flowers are also available as well as seasonal items such as piƱatas, pumpkins, etc. This is a stroller-friendly place. Go in the morning before the day heats up. I suggest starting in the outdoor area, where the prices are usually better than in the indoor market. Yummy!