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Growing Tomatillos and Minds in NYC

BY BETH BECKMAN | www.lilkidbigcity.com Visiting the Schoolyard Farm at PS 373 in NYC  Across the concrete parking lot, behind a chain link fence, and into the shadows of the grand brick exterior of PS 373 in Brooklyn, lies something special that one would never expect. A blossoming, beautiful, garden. Not just any garden, this garden […]

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Pick and Read at the Blueberry Farm

BY BETH BECKMAN | www.lilkidbigcity.com Welcome to Terhune Orchards. Located just outside Princeton New Jersey, this wonderful family farm has been run and operated by the Mount family since 1975. With over 200 acres of fruit and vegetables, ample U-Pick and children’s programming– this gorgeous farm is a must visit for a day of farm […]

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Packing a Healthy Picnic for Kids

BY BETH BECKMAN | www.lilkidbigcity.com Fresh Kids Foodies Share a Healthy Picnic with Grimmway Farms and True Organic Juice No better way to celebrate the end of summer than a sunny picnic with friends. We were lucky enough to have the amazing team from Grimmway Farms give us a tour of our local Whole Foods […]

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Growing Gardens and Friendships

BY BETH BECKMAN | www.lilkidbigcity.com Look Up! An amazing view from a farm in NYC, on a rooftop of dreams. Welcome to Brooklyn Grange Rooftop in Long Island City Queens. One of the homes to the incredible organization, City Growers. What feeds you? At City Growers, they feed on farm education and advocacy. City Growers connects […]

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Strawberry Picking With Friends

BY BETH BECKMAN | www.lilkidbigcity.com Summer is officially here – our favorite time of the year! The growing season is in full swing, and our favorite farms come alive with delicious fruits, vegetables and lush greenery. Such a magical time of year! We absolutely love visiting farms this year to see the crops, and to […]

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LADY BUG DAY

BY BETH BECKMAN | www.lilkidbigcity.com Welcome Ladybugs! Ladybug day is a decades-long tradition at the popular Washington Market Park  in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood, where children help to release thousands of ladybugs into their beautiful garden! Usually coordinated with local preschool and elementary schools – this year the park organizers held this amazing event on a […]

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Exploring Foods to Support NYC Public Schools

BY BETH BECKMAN | www.lilkidbigcity.com Getting a Taste of Tribeca! With over 65 restaurants and community partners, Taste of Tribeca is an outdoor culinary festival like no other. Celebrating its 22nd year, this famous fundraiser was founded by parents of two neighborhood public schools, PS 150 and PS 234. All money raised during this amazing event […]

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Springtime at the Farm with Fresh Kids Foodie

BY BETH BECKMAN | www.lilkidbigcity.com Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is magical. The non-profit four season farm and educational center is located on 80 acres in Pocanntico Hills, New York. Formally belonging to the Rockefeller estate, the farm and its surrounding land is absolutely stunning. But it’s what’s behind the farm’s doors that […]