over the long haul.”
on a talk show in 2013
With fresh peppers and tomatoes in abundance right now, making a fresh salsa is an easy way to eat fresh and eat local. One thing we love to do in the GROWING HEALTHY KIDS movement is expose kids to farms and farmers so they learn where food really comes from and, hopefully, will learn grow a few things they like. The folks at Florida Veggies and More recently invited GROWING HEALTHY KIDS to play at their hydroponic farm in Vero Beach, Florida as part of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
|"Farmer Lisa" Brenneman gives the kids |
and the volunteers a tour
of the hydroponic greenhouse.
|GROWING HEALTHY KIDS with YOUTH GUIDANCE at |
Florida Veggies and More this month as part of
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
- 1 medium tomato, cut into ¼-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
- dash sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons (or more) fresh cilantro, chopped fine
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper, finely diced (with or without seeds, depending on desired hotness-it is hotter with the seeds) (PARENTS: Substitute 3 Tablespoons of chopped green pepper for the kids' version.)