Yum! Food Love Camp was tasty!
The 6th year of Food Love Camp just wrapped up and it may have been the most delicious year yet! In the midst of July heat, kids prepared spring rolls, veggie sushi, pesto pasta, tamales, grilled veggies, rainbow smoothies and lots of green salads…all right from the farm! Campers harvested, washed and prepped a bounty of fresh foods- culminating with the “Friendsgiving Feast” at the end of the week. Returning camper, Kyle, shared his gratitude during the feast, “I’m thankful for being united with new friends on the farm.”
In addition to all this delicious fare, campers loved spending time with the animals- including friendly chickens, ducks, rabbits and cats. Campers dyed tshirts with plant based dyes, played all sorts of games, learned about nutrition, seeds and where food comes from- and of course made new friends!
One of the favorite camp activities is always the “mock farmer’s market” where campers create their own booths filled with fresh produce. Kids love “selling” their produce and making their farm vision come to life.
Food Love Camp would not be possible without the support of many generous supporters who provided scholarships for this year’s programming. Our gratitude goes out to these donors and to all the campers and parents who participated in this season’s offerings. And one more shout out to our fearless camp staff – thank you Emily, Brianna and Sophie for making it terribly fun to eat fresh veggies!
Missed camp? Fear not! You can still make it to U-picks, which are happening on the Food Love Farm every Tuesday evening from 4:30-6:30 pm through the end of October. More info about U-picks or, talk to your child’s teacher about scheduling a field trip for their class in the fall!