From pre-school to high school, there is a way to learn more about farms and locally grown food!
Our youngest market goers know that the place to be on Wednesdays is the Market Sprouts tent!
For six weeks during the summer, Jess takes the market kids on a farm and food adventure that includes a hands on project, lots of conversation and a very valuable token.
Between 10:00 and noon, any young market customer can drop into the tent, learn about farms or worms or seeds or dirt....you get the idea. After they do their project (decorating a cucumber, figuring out which seed goes with which plant, taste testing something new) they grab a token worth $2 that they can spend at any vendor offering fresh fruits or veggies.
Some of our regulars have their favorites and make a beeline with mom or dad trailing behind to grab some peas or strawberries or whatever is in season.
We offer this program free of charge and cover our expenses with donations, grants, local business sponsors.
Field trips are undergoing a major reconstruction in anticipation of Fall 2021. Our participating farms will be Black Barn Farm, Coveyou Scenic Farm, Spirit of Walloon, and Bear Creek Organic Farm with more on the way. We are working with teachers and farmers to develop field trips that are grade and curriculum specific with follow up ideas for your classroom.
Girls Can Farm
Twice a week, get your hands dirty, work on a working farm, sharing the chores and friendships of farm interns.
You plant, weed, harvest, sell at market and much more. The week can include learning to fix a fence or drive a tractor, make a tasty potluck dish from your harvest, or enjoying a rest in the shade after a sunny afternoon picking for market.
This program introduces its participants to the idea of women as farmers....the fastest growing demographic of farmers in the country.
Stay tuned for 2021 participating farms