Welcome to the Kids Corner!
Tanaka Farms wanted to create a page just for kids with coloring pages, fun facts, recipes and other information. We hope you enjoy our website and we would love to have you come visit us at the farm, which many children do not get to see in their life time. We started our seasonal to educate children about healthy eating, where fruits and vegetable come from and how they are grown. The children today don't get the full sights, smells, and feels of a real live working farm. Many children only get to see pictures or images of a farm on TV or in movies. So come on out and visit us and get the taste of a real working farm!
Facts About Strawberries:
The strawberry is a delicious red fruit that is grown mainly in the United States, with Spain coming in a close second to production. Strawberries make a wonderful snack, a great addiction to a fruit salad, or as an ingredient in many recipes. They can also be used in many drinks, smoothies, adult drinks and kid’s drinks.
• Are America’s favorite fruit
• Are enjoyed by 94% of Americans
• Have more vitamin C per serving than an orange
• Are naturally low in sugar - only eight grams per serving
• May help reduce the risk of heart disease, fight some
types of cancer and lower blood pressure.
• Strawberries are a good source of Vitamin C, Fiber, Potassium,
Antioxidants and Folate. Strawberries are also considered to be a super fruit.
• Strawberries are a wonderful fruit that both kids and adults adore. Grow your
own or purchase fresh strawberries for a delectable meal or tasty snack.
Strawberries can be grown in many climates, and are excellent when fresh. They can be grown indoors and moved outside when the weather is right. Strawberry plants are also very beautiful and many people grow them in hanging planters to decorate their porches or homes. There are many varieties of strawberries that may be grown, and they are typically a hearty and easy-to-grow plant. For more information on gardening strawberries, along with tips and tricks, go to:
Facts About Watermelons:
• Watermelon’s official name is Citrullus lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitacae
and it is a vegetable. It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
• The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
• Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
• In China and Japan watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.
• The word “watermelon” first appeared in the English dictionary in 1615.
• Watermelon is grown in over 96 countries worldwide;
over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide.
• In Israel and Egypt, the sweet taste of watermelon is
often paired with the salty taste of feta cheese.
• In 1990, Bill Carson, of Arrington, Tennessee, grew the
largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the
record books according to the 1998 edition of the
Guinness Book of World Records.
• Watermelon is an ideal health food because it doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol,
is high in fiber and vitamins A & C and is a good source of potassium.
• Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and rinds.
Information about watermelons:
Watermelons are low in calories and very high in lycopene, which is a very heart-healthy phytochemical. Watermelons also have a lot of vitamin A and beta carotene too.
Check out some good gardening tips by clicking the links below.
Facts About Pumpkins:
• What are the world's largest fruits?
The largest fruits are giant pumpkins, specially grown and bred for their size. The largest ones can weigh over 1,000 p
• Growing giant pumpkins is a fine art, and there are many different ideas about
how to do it best. Many growers keep their methods secret. Some use heating
cables to protect against cold weather, or special fertilizers for maximum growth.
Giant pumpkin vines are pampered and watched carefully.
• Leafy vines grow from pumpkin seeds.
• Yellow-orange flowers bloom on the
pumpkin vine, then wither.
• The flowers' ovaries (at the base of the flower)
swell and become tiny green pumpkins.
• The pumpkins grow larger and change color
• About four months after planting, they're ready to harvest.
• Pumpkins can vary in color from white to yellow to orange.
• Pumpkins contain vitamin A and potassium.
• Pumpkins are an ingredient in pies, breads, soups, and other foods.
• Pumpkin seeds can be roasted for a snack.
• Pumpkins are used as feed for some farm animals.