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Our Community Education programming is focused around connecting community members of all ages to local food and sharing knowledge of how fresh, locally grown ingredients fit into a healthful lifestyle. We provide this education in a wide variety of settings, from farmers markets and libraries to summer camps and senior centers.
Healthy Foods, Healthy Families
Healthy Foods, Healthy Families is the education and nutrition incentives program we provide at local farmers markets during the summertime — multicultural, bilingual workshops specifically designed for families with young children who receive federal food assistance. Each week we offer a snack made from locally grown ingredients along with hands-on activities about food and nutrition that both engage children and empower parents/guardians to make healthful food choices, even when shopping on a tight budget. For each week of participation, families also receive a monetary bonus (in the form of Bonus Bucks tokens) to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market, and recipes for preparing those fresh ingredients in a kid-friendly way.
Our Community Education empowers participants to make informed food choices while contributing to the local economy. We offer one-time workshops or series-based programs covering basic food literacy, cooking education, gardening, and food justice for schools, senior centers, community organizations, and libraries. All programming is hands-on, interactive, and fun — providing tangible opportunities to explore local agriculture and our relationships with food. See below for information about hosting a library, gardening, or senior learning program with us. Looking to attend a program? Email us to learn about programs we're offering near you.