- We just ate the most fabulous salad all from the farm. I've never seen my 5 yr old eat salad so quickly. - quote from a past participant
Get your family together and come learn, grow and eat with us as part of our very own Kids CSA. Fat Moon’s special program involves getting children alongside a family member in our everyday farm operations-from starting seeds in the hoophouse to cultivating veggies in our gardens, to harvesting our veggies. New this year, participants will also have the chance to help care for our very own animals. Each session has a learning theme, for example, exploring compost, that we’ll experience across our activities. We’ll also make sure we have some time to observe the changes the farm goes through week to week and through the seasons.
What sets us apart from other farm education programs is the unique CSA model-or “take home share” component to each class. Each family will receive a share of veggies, sufficient to prepare one meal, to take home weekly-as part of the class. We’ll provide some tried and true kid tested and parent approved recipes to try together at home.
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The Kids CSA is led by Lori Hodgins Brazell, an educator with extensive classroom experience. She is a mother and teacher who is committed to healthy eating for her family and knows the joy of sharing delicious, seasonal foods with her son.
Summer Times: 9:45 - 10:45 am
Send an email to email@example.com if you want to join and class and registration isn't open.
We’ll be learning about the role insects play on the farm-we have some great insects and animals that help the farm out in many ways-come find out what they are and how to attract them to your garden. We’ll also learn about some insects farmers don’t like so much and some non-toxic ways to get rid of them.
Please contact us if you have a group of 4 or more families who would like to request a different date or time
There has been some interest in a Friday morning class. Please let us know if you are interested in that time.
3-class sessions: $60 for parent & child, $15 for each additional child
We love it and my kids try veggies they'd never think of trying with me - quote from past participant
What should we bring?
We will be outside unless the weather is severe. Dress appropriately and bring sunblock, jackets, hats, gloves, bug spray... whateve ryou need to be comfortable. We will be active in the fields and tennis shoes or secure sandals are best (no flipflops).
How much food will we take home?
'Tis the season for harvesting on the farm, so the takehomes will be fresh vegetables, enough for a meal each week. We suggest kid-friendly meals and then provide the vegetables. Our meal suggestions can be prepared with meat or vegetarian. You will need to add protein, starch, and seasonings. We'll send you an email a few days before the class letting you know what the takehome will be so you can have the necessary ingredients on hand. The menus are decided weekly as we see what is abundant on the farm. Examples from 2012 include:
pea shoots, tender baby spinach, lettuce, Herbs to make your own salad dressing, strawberry planters, edible flowers, potato bags, brussel sprouts, cherry tomatoes, garlic, butternut squash, chard, onions, and husk cherries
Classes must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a class, you are encouraged to send someone in your place.
Weather Related Cancellations: Class cancellations will be posted on our website and students will be notified via email if a class is cancelled due to weather. The class will be rescheduled or the course fee will be refunded or credited for registration in a class of your choice.
Enrollment Related Cancellations: Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date of the class. If this occurs, registered students will be
notified by email and the course fee will be refunded or credited for registration in a class of your choice.