Our Fall session of Farm-to-Kids has come to a close, and we’d like to share with you how it went!
Farm-to-Kids students continued a hands-on learning exploration of local food through several cooking activities this fall. Some class favorites included making Rainbow Veggie Spring Rolls and Local Honey Seed Snacks. Students also participated in the Great Apple Taste Test where we used the 5 senses to understand differences among varieties of a familiar fruit. We are happy to have had the opportunity to source our lesson ingredients from several local farms and farmers markets.
To celebrate the season, Evergreen Farms hosted our ACE students and families for a “Pumpkin Hunt” in October. Students and their families got to play games and take home pumpkins from the farm while enjoying a beautiful fall day in Elgin.
This teaching session we issued a student survey at the end of our 6 weeks of programming together. We were delighted to hear that students across grade levels learned more about their food, gained cooking skills and (most importantly!) had fun in our classes. We are looking forward to more Farm-to-Kids fun in 2023!