It's fall, and do you know what that means?! It's apple orchard season! If you've been thinking about how to introduce local foods into your child care program or own household, here is your opportunity. First, purchase local apples from your nearest apple orchard. You can make a day of it by picking your own and partaking in some of the other attractions on site (if applicable), buying from a farm stand or market, or purchasing from a retail store that sells locally grown apples. Then, make this easy peasy homemade applesauce recipe and enlist your tiny assistants for help. Homemade applesauce is universally enjoyed by kids and adults alike and makes for a fun, healthy fall culinary tradition. Serve as a fruit serving at lunch or snack. To extend the learning, integrate a math lesson while preparing, read a book about apple farming, such as Apple Farmer Annie, and make apple tree art projects. Enjoy!