It isn't strictly farm-related, but we are so proud of our little pre-K student. (Her superpower, by the way, is "shooting stinky tuna lava.")
We've been sending produce to Keewaydin, a local summer camp, for two years now. (Reports are that salad bar consumption is way up.) Yesterday Jasper and I showed a few girls from the camp around the farm. I was really impressed with their engagement and willingness to hike around in the heat, and they seemed to particularly enjoy the cherry tomatoes.
Community connections like these are one of the best parts of being a farmer -- we love being able to introduce kids to vegetables that actually taste good and then show them where and how they are grown. Will they become farmers? Probably not. Do they have a slightly deeper connection to their food, and therefore both their bodies and the earth? I think so.
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