There is no better way to help kids learn where their food comes from than to see (and touch, smell, and taste) it first hand! Where do vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers come from? What do plants need to grow? How do farmers care for plants and animals in ways that keep them healthy? Why does a carrot that you just pulled out of the ground taste so much better than one from the grocery store? At Foxtail’s Family Farm Days, families will explore answers to these and other questions through hands-on fun and learning.
Held several times over the course of the growing season, these special days bring kids (and grown-ups, too!) face-to-face with how food is produced on a working family farm. Activities will vary over the course of season – on a given day we might plant seeds and identify baby plants in the greenhouse, feed chickens and collect eggs, build a scarecrow, enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride or a hike through the woods, spy on honey bees busily pollinating our crops, and, of course, get down in the dirt to plant, weed or harvest fresh vegetables.
We will meet in the red barn behind the farm house at 12:30 p.m. Dress for the weather, including closed-toed sneakers or boots (NO flip flops), and plan to get dirty! Each participant should bring a full water bottle. Families are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on the farm before or after the day’s organized activities.
Pre-registration is not required, but is greatly appreciated to help us plan the day. See you in the fields!