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Edible Rhody KIDS: Pick Your Own (Summer 2013)


ERK_SUM_2013_COVERWelcome Summer! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. Grab this season’s copy of Edible Rhody, available at various locations around Rhode Island. This seasons’ topic, “Pick Your Own”, shares a chart of when to pick your favorite fruits, a how-to guide for creating your own smoothie recipe along with a Rhode Island scavenger hunt and books to read.

Make your own Smoothie

Select at least one liquid and one fruit. Experiment with flavors and name your favorite combos.

Choose 1—2 cups of liquid:ERK_SUM_2013

  • Dairy milk
  • Soy milk
  • Almond or coconut milk
  • Fresh-squeezed fruit
  • juice (such as orange)
  • Yogurt
  • Water
Add ¼ cup (or to taste) of 1 or more of the following fruits:

  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • NectarinesStrawberries-FourTownFarm-web
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas–You’re right! Bananas don’t grow in Rhode Island, but frozen bananas are great thickeners for your smoothie.
  • Optional: Ice

Tip: Using pre-frozen berries will add a nice chill to your smoothie. (Wash and dry fresh-picked fruit and place in freezer bags to enjoy local smoothies all year long!)Rev your engines! Place ingredients in an electric blender and place the lid on tight. Blend until smooth.

How do you like to eat your favorite fruits?
  • By the handful
  • In a smoothie
  • Over ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • Made into syrup and drizzled over pancakes
  • As jam on toast
  • With granola
Did You Know?
coverRhode Island fruit growers raise over 19 types of fruit. When you buy locally grown fruits in season you’ll taste the freshness!Every Rhode Islander lives within 15 minutes of a working farm. Many of those farms grow your favorite fruits in season and some invite you to pick
your own.
Play the Rhode Island Farm Scavenger Hunt
Take a road trip and explore 28 of Rhode Island’s 1,200 working farms. Visit RIFruitGrowers.org to download the map and clues or pick up a pamphlet at a participating farm.
Resources + Books
  • The Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association. Happy 100th birthday! Celebrating 100 years, RIFGA’s over 40 local farming members grow high-quality fruits and vegetables for Rhode Islanders. Visit their website (above) for farms, markets and seasonal harvests.
  • The Spatulatta Cookbook by Isabella and Olivia Gerasole (Scholastic, 2007)
    This seasonal cookbook is written by kids for kids from the award winning website Spatulatta.com. Ages 8 and up.
  • Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2013)
    Discover how to prepare our summer bounty. Try the recipe for strawberry shortcake! All ages.
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