Stop & Shop grocery stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey have introduced a fun new program designed to teach children the importance of gardening and fresh produce.
The Grow & Learn Program includes free seed pods in 20 different varieties of vegetables and herbs plus an educational activity book.
“We know many parents have had to take on the role of teachers while at home, and we’re excited to offer this fun educational activity for families to enjoy together,” said Gordon Reid, President of Stop & Shop. “The Grow & Learn program is a no-cost way to teach kids about how the fresh produce they see in our stores is grown.”
Little gardeners can also track their seedlings' growth through the free Stop & Shop Grow & Learn app available via the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The app features a digital garden where kids can watch their plants "grow" as well as interactive word searches, detailed information on each plant, and recipes that they can make when they harvest their vegetables and herbs.
The free seed pod kits are available by Stop & Shop's indoor or outdoor floral displays. Expect to see them in your local store during the following dates:
- New Jersey: Now - May 21
- New York: Now - May 27
- Massachusetts: May 28 - June 11
- Connecticut: May 29 - June 24
- Rhode Island: June 8 - June 15