The tarts forget all about the creamy stuff when fresh, local watermelons arrive at the market! For what it's worth, even young children recognize that some of life's best treats arrive only during the summer and for a very short period of time.
As parents, we can use our own excitement for summer's bounty in teaching children to eat their veggies (and grains, as seen above).
If they grow it, they're more inclined to eat it. Get them involved in the garden!
The same goes for foods that they've harvested themselves. Not only are children learning an important lesson on the work it takes to get food on their table, but they will probably be more willing to try foods that they've collected with their own hands.
And climbing a tree is involved, the fruit will surely taste much sweeter. ~