The colorful fruits and vegetables of the region’s farms have been decorating sidewalk greenmarkets all summer, but the harvest is celebrated in early autumn when the Harvest Moon makes its appearance (October 4 in 2009)  and the last of the crops are gathered. There are a variety of ways to engage children in thinking about what they eat, be it outdoors on a Queens farm or at a performance that conveys how communities can share bounty with one another. 

In advance of Halloween and Thanksgiving, cultural organizations give kids the opportunity to learn about corn, pumpkins, apples, squash and beans, gardening and nutrition this fall.