Last week, our homeschool group, Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers, went on a field to to Whole Foods Market. Due to the limited size allowed per group, we had to set up tours two days back to back to accommodate our group.
This was one of our older kid field trips because Whole Foods Market only do these tours for children ages 5 and up. I took my oldest 6 children and Candi’s 3 oldest children while she watched our little ones.
Kelly took us on a tour around the store. We started in the produce department. She talked to them about the fruits and vegetables…organic versus nonorganic, etc.
Does anyone know what kind of vegetable this is?
(It was a type of radish.)
During our tour, we got samples to enjoy. We enjoyed some yummy pineapple.
Next, we went to the seafood department.
In this department, we were able to sample fresh tuna salad. Boy, it was delicious. I had no idea how much better fresh tuna salad would taste. It had a mild flavor. I was pleasantly surprised considering that I’m not a big fan of tuna salad made with can tuna.
We got to see this man making sausage.
Sample: organic little sausages
We sampled chocolate almond milk.
Sample: Two different goat cheeses. One was from a 6 week old goat and the other was from a 6 month goat. (The older the goat, the sharper the cheese.)
Fresh Baked Bread
My favorite department:)
We got to sample a sweet treat.
They make fresh brick oven pizza in the store.
Kelly was telling them about coffee beans.
Passing around the coffee beans. These are hard non-roasted beans.
Sample: Yummy, hot chocolate with whip cream on top:)
Candy with a chocolate chicken.
(We were very surprised that they put the “free-range” chicken in a box!)
Last department: Lotions
They got a sample of some coconut lotion.
(They took the tour the next morning.)
It was a very nice tour. We really enjoyed all of the samples. Kelly did a great job keeping the kids engaged and interactive while she taught them different things about food they may not have already known.