My husband builds 'cute' greenhouses for fun, and our daughter, Elfie, has gotten into gardening with him (which is a good thing since I kill anything with roots). Elfie likes to name all of the tomato plants and keep track of who the plants get "adopted out to" when we give them to friends and family members. Because of the greenhouse, we get tomatoes from spring through late fall. And at the end of summer, our Gala apple trees starts kicking out fruit. This all means that on school mornings, the kids go out and pick tomatoes and apples for their lunches. So when winter comes along, I get a little bitter and cranky about the fact that I have to deal with buying it all on my own. I think we all walk into the grocery store with more discerning eyes but also a greater appreciation for the work that goes into ALL that food. Growing your own food makes you strangely grateful and spoiled at the same time.