The children, as well as the adults, are excited by the smells and sight of fresh fruit -- apples, strawberries, cherries and raspberries. To encourage the kids at our LeDroit Park Mobile Market stop to spend their money on healthy snack foods instead of a bag of chips around the corner, we created Fruit Bags for 50 cents. This past week's offering included 2 strawberries, 8 raspberries and 10 tart cherries. We sold out within half an hour!
This summer my 9-year-old son, Zazu, will be conducting cooking demos with me at the Mobile Market. He's been cooking ever since he was old enough to stand on a chair without falling over backwards, and he is quite competent in the kitchen. Recently, he made stir-fried chard and shiitake mushrooms with garlic and ginger. My hope is that seeing Zazu in action will inspire and inform people of all ages that even children can create quick, nourishing meals with minimal adult assistance.
In the meantime, I've got to start thinking about what I'm getting at the Mobile Market tomorrow. Kizzie will be on the register.