Kid’s corner: Fall fun!

By Amy Vavricka, 5-mornings Lead Teacher

Next time you are buying apples, instead of choosing a whole bag of one type of apple, purchase one of each breed that is available and give your child an opportunity to taste and rate their favorites.

The Farmer’s Markets and local grocery stores have a lot of Minnesota varieties ready and new apples continue to ripen through the end of October.

You can create a chart to choose favorites and add words that can help describe what they taste, feel, smell, and even hear when biting into one of the best parts of fall in Minnesota.

You can also learn more about Minnesota apples, many that were developed here at the University of Minnesota, at