* * * Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Our Families on the Farm Program is on hold right now as we focus our staffing and resources toward growing food and supporting our youth program. We do hope to revitalize this program in the future, so please stay tuned! * * *
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.
Families on the Farm is geared towards children ages five years and younger 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 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.
The 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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Spring Families on the Farm Program
The day starts with circling up, greeting, and reading a book 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.
The program is crafted for families with children aged five years and younger. Children need to be with their caretaker.
The FOTF program is offered free for low-income families. If you are on or know that your family qualifies for SNAP or WIC benefits, you can assume you can participate for free. We will not ask you to prove your income. The program is offered at a sliding scale $5-20 per class, for families that can pay. For the full 4 week session, the cost is $20-80. Please pay what works best for your family. Your registration fee supports this program, and helps pay for supplies and staffing.
You can register for the entire four-week program, or you can register for the individual weeks that best suit your schedule, when Families on the Farm is back in operation. Questions or having trouble registering? Contact Heather@goodgrub.org or call 360-753-5522.