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  • What did the doctor remove from her salad? Kidney beans!
  • Why do worms act so frightened? They have no backbone.
  • What is an ant? A hard-working bug that still finds time to go to lots of picnics.
  • Why do you have to be careful about telling a secret in a cornfield? Because the corn have ears.
  • How do you make a pineapple turnover? Try tickling its stomach.
  • What most looks like half of a watermelon? The other half.
  • Why does a farmer have to wear dark sunglasses? Because she grows sunflowers.
  • Why are fruits so polite? They always remember to say “Thank you ‘berry’ much!”
  • What could be called “nature’s pincushion”? A cactus.
  • Why was the tomato blushing? Because it saw the salad dressing.
  • What fruit is not afraid to take a swim? A watermelon.
  • How do you make friends with a squirrel? Climb a tree and act like a nut.
  • What tree is like a pet? A dogwood.
  • Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Berry! Berry who? Berry nice to meet you!
  • What do you call a shoe made from a banana? A slipper.
  • What did the apple tree say to the farmer? Stop picking on me!
  • What kind of vegetable likes to look at animals? A zoo-chini!
  • What is a zucchini's favorite game? Squash!
  • What's the coolest vegetable? A rad-ish!
  • What do vegetables wish for, more than anything else in the whole world? Peas (peace) on earth!
  • Why do vegetables want that so much? Because it will give them peas (piece) of mind!
  • What's a dancer's favorite kind of vegetable? Spin-ach!
  • What's the most uncomfortable kind of vegetable? Spin-ouch!
  • Why do cabbages win at races? Because they know how to get a-head!
  • What is a taxi driver's favorite kind of vegetable? A Cab-bage!
  • What does corn say when it feels embarrassed? "Aw, shucks!"
  • What is a chicken's favorite kind of vegetable? An egg-plant!
  • What is a kayaker's favorite kind of lettuce? Row-maine!
  • What did the salad greens say to the hungry kid? We'll make your mouth and your tummy happy, if you lettuce (let us)!

Jokes adapted from Ready, Set, Grow! A Kid’s Guide to Gardening by Rebecca Spohn and from http://voices.yahoo.com/original-family-friendly-jokes-vegetables-81601.html

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