“Is this a fruit or a vegetable?” It’s a popular brain teaser because the difference between fruits and vegetables can seem fuzzy. And most people have had the experience of finding out that a vegetable they love is really a fruit, or vice versa. The challenge of telling a fruit from a vegetable can be a fun way to get people thinking about their food.
For one station in their exhibit trailer, Macomb County Farm Bureau wanted to have a display playing off this fruits vs. vegetables puzzle. So our team created a series of lift-up panels with photos of produce, challenging people to guess whether the different foods are fruits or vegetables. When they lift up the doors to see the answer, they’ll also see a fun fact about the crop in question.
But flip-up panels aren’t the only interactive element here. We also included a touch screen with extra fun facts about five fruits or vegetables. And the “farmers market” setup means this section can also function as a fun photo op. Kids can stand inside the trailer and pose as vendors offering their produce for sale.