Harvest of the Month (HOM) education, a component of our Farm to School program is delivered in over 300 Pre-K-8 classrooms, and to several partner organizations.
The Harvest of the Month is a multi-dimensional educational program that includes a produce tasting, a newsletter for each month’s featured fruit or vegetables with information about the local farm where the food was grown, serving tips, fun facts and recipes families can make at home. Many times, the program introduces new foods and culinary tastes to families.
From jicama to kumquats, purple cauliflower to kiwis – thousands of Nevada County students and adults alike have munched their way through 50 different local and seasonal favorites over the years. After trying so many new foods, local students averaged a 43% increase in liking the items sampled through the HOM program.
Sierra Harvest has found that even picky eaters will often try vegetables at school if they see other kids trying them. For the 2018/19 school year, 72% of students tried something new through and 56% ate more HOM fruits and veggies after trying them at school.
Before you apply, please read about the requirements and partnership expectations here.
Contact Miriam Limov if you have anymore questions or need more details about partnering with us for Harvest of the Month.