Jennifer Garner Opens Up About Farming with Her Kids: ‘It’s Like a Real Life Science Experiment’

Jennifer Garner‘s passion for healthy, organic food all stems from her family’s roots.

The actress, who co-founded a organic baby food line Once Upon a Farm and has been display off her skills in a kitchen recently with her “Pretend Cooking Show”, non-stop adult during the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, describing how her childhood has shabby a approach she feeds her possess kids today.

“My mom done all of a food,” Garner says. “I would only be unfortunate for anything in a package. we was so hostile of my friends and their Little Debbie oatmeal cakes and things like that. When we were inspired she would say, ‘Go out to a garden, child, we gamble those tomatoes are prepared and squeeze yourself some sugarine snap peas.’ [Now], we know, we can’t assistance it. That’s what we do with my kids.”

The 45-year-old, who is a primogenitor to daughters Violet, 12, and Seraphina, 9, and son Samuel, 6, with her ex-husband Ben Affleck, says they have their possess plantation in Los Angeles where they grow many of their food.

“We have chickens though that’s unequivocally L.A. so don’t be too impressed,” she says. “We grow tons of fruits and vegetables since here in Los Angeles we can only grow anything. we can’t get over it. we only keep planting things.”

Garner says they even have 7 bee hives and her children have bee suits they put on to check out a swell of any hive.

“It’s super fun. It’s like a vital scholarship experiment,” she says.

At a expo, Garner also described because she was meddlesome in starting her line of organic, uninformed baby food alongside one of a company’s co-founders and CEO John Foraker.

“When your kids are born, all in your mind shifts,” she says. “When we was profound with my initial daughter, we suspicion we would never stop working, we would only get right behind on set and she’d be lifted in a trailer and we would never make her baby food and she’d be fine. we non-stop one of those jars and we was like, ‘No! I’m never feeding this to an tangible human.’”

Once Upon a Farm‘s goal is to move baby food that contains no preservatives, concentrates or processed purees to people of all households and incomes—something both Garner and Foraker are intensely ardent about.

“The initial thing we pronounced to John is we can’t only speak about feeding a tip 10 percent of kids, 50 percent of kids, we have to speak about how to give that nourishment to a bottom half, a bottom rungs of a ladder,” says Garner, who recently showed off her unequivocally initial office during a company’s headquarters. “Part of my pursuit is to teach moms what we’re doing, who we are, where we are in a grocery store, [and] because we exist. The thing I’m a many ardent about is we unequivocally wish and aim for us carrying a initial WIC plantation uninformed organic baby food.”

Now Garner is literally going behind to her family’s roots, and revitalizing a plantation her mom grew adult on in Locust Grove, Okla., so they can grow organic kale, blueberries and persimmon as partial of a supply sequence for Once Upon a Farm.

“Kids will say, ‘I don’t like broccoli, we don’t wish broccoli,’ though if we’re picking it uninformed out of a belligerent and eating it in a quarrel of a garden, they can’t conflict it,” she says. “You can’t conflict what is still comfortable from a sun. You only can’t. So all of a fitness that I’ve had with my kids, is what’s been picked with a mud still on it and what’s been plucked out of a ground, burnished on your knee and eaten right there.”