If you do not grow fruit, you may be able to give your child that farm experience by going to a you-pick farm. This not only gives you some fresh fruit, but it helps your child understand where fruit comes from. The taste of warm fruit freshly picked is one of the wonderful gifts in this world, and your child can eat the fruit right there on the farm.
This is precisely what I did when I took Samantha Blueberry picking at Henna Blueberry Farm. At 13 months, Samantha did well at putting a handful of blueberries in the bag to take home. Mostly, she just walked around picking blueberries and eating them. She thought it was really cool that there was so much fruit to pick from. In addition to her enjoyment, I have taken one more small step in helping Samantha understand where food comes from.
So next time you are looking for a fun activity to do with your child, consider finding a you-pick farm and picking whatever is in season.