I’ve written many times on this blog about Recipe for Success, an innovative Houston-based, “seed-to-plate” educational program that brings gardens and cooking literacy to schools. I used to be a classroom volunteer for the organization and it was inspiring to see kids tentatively try — and then enthusiastically gobble up — the fresh produce they’d grown themselves.
Today I wanted to let you know that Recipe for Success is now offering comprehensive, free resources to help children around the country sell their school- or home-grown produce at a kid-run farmers market.
The 58-page, downloadable “farmers marKIDS” curriculum has five lesson plans which teach kids all about marketing, financial literacy and the value of locally-grown produce, as well as downloadable templates that can be used for signage, price lists and more. It’s a remarkably complete guide that can be easily incorporated into your school’s existing curriculum.
The farmers marKIDS program had its debut in several locations in Houston last week in celebration of Food Day 2014, and although it can be used any time of year, it will be promoted nationally each year from October 20-26th to coincide with future Food Days.
Here are some photos from one of last week’s kid-run farmers markets:
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