Our Families on the Farm Program provides an interactive and educational farm experience for young children and their families to work, learn and play on the land, and experience the farm through all the senses. During the Summer session, we are placing an emphasis on providing low-income families with access to fresh, healthy produce.
Families on the Farm is geared towards children under 5, along with their caregivers. Older children are welcome with the understanding that programming is aimed to meet the little ones where they are at.
The goal of summer Families on the Farm is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the relationship between food and health and the value of local food systems to the community. Through these efforts, we strive to improve food access for all families and to build community connections among families.
Our Summer Families on the Farm Program provides an educational farm experience and a free share of fresh produce to families with lower incomes. Families learn together while engaging in fun garden based activities, plant crafting, snack making, farm exploration and more.
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Summer Families on the Farm Program
10 weeks, July-September: Thursdays, 10:15am – 11:30am
The day starts with circling up and greeting, and reading books while families arrive. Once we are all gathered, staff will lead the group in farm activities, such as weeding and working with compost, or touring the farm and observing plants and chickens. Some weeks we may have a cooking lesson. At the conclusion of the session, each family will be invited to take home a bag of sustainably grown produce from the farm, free of pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.
We will have fifteen spots for families this summer, at no cost, and will keep a wait-list if people forfeit their spot. This year we are also offering five spots for families that make above the income requirement. Those families will not receive a veggie share, unless paid for. This program is crafted for families with children under 6.
For those families who do not qualify as low-income and would like to register for one of the five paying spots, please follow the registration links below. You do not need to register for the entire ten week program and can register for the individual weeks that best suit your schedule.
- Week 1 (July 11th) - Registration Link
- Week 2 (July 18th) - Registration Link
- Week 3 (July 25th) - Registration Link
- Week 4 (Aug. 1st) - Registration Link
- Week 5 (Aug. 8th) - Registration Link
- Week 6 (Aug. 15th) - Registration Link
- Week 7 (Aug. 22nd) - Registration Link
- Week 8 (Aug. 29th) - Registration Link
- Week 9 (Sept. 5th) - Registration Link
- Week 10 (Sept. 12th) - Registration Link
For those families who qualify as low-income please complete the application below. If you need a hard-copy of the application, please email email@example.com. Thank you!