Food Love Project
Food Love Project, the Sierra Harvest farm on the Burton Homestead has been providing Nevada County school age children hands on farm education for the last 4 years. Today marked the start of their school field trip season and Farmer Amanda and her crew showed the kids how to harvest carrots, beets, dino kale, cheery tomatoes, onions and more. If your school is interesting in having a field trip at the farm, contact Amanda. If you’re not a school aged child and want to go play in the dirt, don’t hesitate to join the fun, volunteers welcome. You can follow the farming adventures on Facebook, look for their veggies at the Nevada City Farmers Market or stop by for the U-Pick on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 (16200 Purdon Road, Nevada City). Food Love Project has offered up one lucky Outside Inn blog reader a $10 gift certificate to come out to the farm during U-Pick during the month of September to come harvest your own veggies. Post a comment on this blog post and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, September 1st. And last call on Nevada City Film Festival giveaway, winner will be announced tomorrow.
© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem
I can be a pick’n machine!
It’s fun, always great to see a working farm, I’m confident you’d pick $10 worth and thoroughly enjoy.
This is such a great program. It’s so wonderful for the children to learn where their food comes from.
Agreed… and always great to put them to work too!
Jude loves the u-pick at the food love project farm!
Glad to hear he’s enjoying his veggies, even from an early age.
My son had so much fun there today. What a great crew. We want to take the whole family to the U-pick next Tuesday.
So glad to having him along, we should sign him up for a be a hand model!
Home grown vegies are the best!
Agreed, the farm is a great way for kids to be able to see a working farm too.
We are so lucky to have wonderful fruit/veggie bounty in our area. Thanks for offering this Erin!
Ann, thank Farmer Amanda and her crew for all their hard work, I was just along for the educational experience, but the spontaneous songs of the farmers when the kids landed on that color on the wheel was worth the trip too!
Pick me, pick me!
(See what I did there? :-))
I see… 🙂
Fresh picked biggies are the best
This sounds like a great program. It always amazes me that people – children and adults – don’t understand where there food comes from. When we lived in the Midwest, we used to play “stump the checker” at the grocery store – seeing if the cashier knew what the fruits and veggies were we were buying. I was very disappointed when one didn’t know what apricots were.
It is a great program, so great to see the kids out there enjoying the farm. But you can go be a kid at heart too! And I bet you’d be able to pass the “name the veggie” game.
One of my favorite places in Nevada County. You captured it beautifully.
I love Sierra Harvest! They do so much good in the community in so many ways. Their potlucks the first and third Thursdays of every month are also epic. Erin, you should do a blog post on one of those if you haven’t.
So happy you posted this, I hadn’t yet heard of this gem. On our list to check out. Thanks Erin.
Glad you and the boys made it out to the farm, Erin. It will be fun to go to U Pick and have the kids lead me around. And thanks for the Outside Inn’s generous donation to support our field trip and the Food Love Project!