Big Kids visited an amazing project!
On April 16th we went on a Field Trip to Sole Food Street Headquarters Farm on 299 West 1st Ave!
Sole Food Street Farms is a non-profit, social enterprise whose mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers.
Sole Food Street Farms engage the community through the value of eating local and fresh food
A tour for preschoolers!
Katie welcomed us with a smile and showed our Big Kids the essentials recipes for growing fruit and vegetables:
From preparing the land to deciding which plants to grow and its maintenance. We learned that our hands are the most important tool at any stage of the process!
Children paid attention to all what Katie was showing them! They were always ready to participate, ask questions and explore the farm spaces. This tour helped to our Big Kids to be more aware about planting, growing, harvesting and caring for all human connections!
The best moments
We all explored different parts of the farm and we had fun!
"The veggies are protected by these white sheets" -Katie
"I see some veggies uncovered, let´s put them to sleep" -Kid
"These flowers are delicious, I want to eat some more please" -Kid
"This is the first carrot of this season, let's eat it" -Katie
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
CSA is an innovative way to connect the consumer and grower, each making a commitment to the other. CSA members make a commitment to the farm at the beginning of the season by paying in advance for a portion of the farm’s products throughout the season. This guarantees the farm a market for its products, provides members fresh food at a discount, and fosters responsible relationships between farmer, eater and the land where the food is grown.
In return for subscribing for the harvest, members receive a weekly box of produce. This includes in-season fruits and vegetables like:
Strawberries, melons, golden berries, filet beans, cucumbers, summer squash, eggplant, fresh onion, green garlic, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, hakurei turnips, radishes, lettuce, baby kale, chicories, fennel and greens.