Monday, February 27, 2012

Farm Tour

We have a feel good philosophy that food is medicine and we feel it important to steward that belief to younger generations. Health begins with what all living things need – food – so we really are what we eat. There is an undeniable connection that one creates with the earth when one sees how and where food grows, just like the connection one feels to the land upon seeing a beautiful mountainscape. That being said, we host farm tours with lunch, a chance for educational tour groups to smell, taste, and see where their food comes from. A chance for them to understand why it is so important to have local sustainable food growing practices and to eat healthy.

The pictures are from a farm tour where we hosted groups from Florida International University College of Medicine Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP and from the Celebrity Kids Club & Childcare Center. These groups provide nutrition education sessions, cooking demonstrations, and other activities designed to promote a healthy lifestyle from a young age.

One of the chaperones in charge stated, "one of the experiences we want to bring to the kids is seeing the process of their fruits and vegetables from seeds to their plate. We want to do this by bringing the children, ranging in ages from 3-5 years, to your farm to give them some education on the different fruits and vegetables."
We are so happy that we can steward such positive, healthy influences upon younger children! Great tour, great day, (great local lunch!), and the kids loved it!