A lot of campers enjoy the fresh taste of local summer fruits & veggies when they are camping. It’s the perfect time to visit Farmers Markets in the area and stock up on all things garden goodness. You can pick up a cold and juicy watermelon which the kids will devour. Depending on the month you are camping in you will find apples, peaches, melons, cukes, and tomatoes. They are all perfect for snacking around the picnic table or campfire. You can cut them up and string them on skewers for a more fancy appearance or just make a big old tray of cut up produce for others to grab and go.
A hidden benefit of adding fresh produce to your camping diet is the hydration that comes from eating these fresh foods. It can be surprising to find out how much energy you are burning in a typical day of camping, much less how much water is evaporating from your skin. You can keep the kids well hydrated without making them actually drink a lot of water if they will simply snack on fresh fruits & veggies during their stay. It will help to replace what they are running off all day.
You don’t have to eat your produce raw, there are plenty of ideas for cooked camping desserts. Cobbler comes to mind and can be made in foil packs over the grill or campfire. You can get some ideas at 6 Easy Campfire Desserts (No Pots or Pans Required). We hope you indulge in all our area has to offer for fresh produce while you are camping with us. Afterall, it does a body good!