From the arrival of the first seed catalog to autumn frost, see how the garden grows! Spend time with the farmer and his wife in this down-to-earth, in-the-dirt story of planning, planting, and harvesting vegetables to sell at market. Enjoy engaging activities and colorful artwork in this fun learning children’s book of market gardening.
Author Lois Lenkner lives on a farm in Barber County, Kansas, where she and her husband, Robert, raise farm-fresh produce for their seasonal market stand. The book is written at roughly a second-grade reading level, so older kids can read about the farm themselves. In a realistic detail, the farmer is prone to leaving his blue coffee cup around the farm, and there is a cup on every page that children will enjoy finding.