If you are a Farm Table member and received a box yesterday, you learned that today is Food Revolution Day, a global day of action focusing on good food, and keeping cooking skills alive.
Now this is something we can get behind!
We had the opportunity to visit the students at Linwood-Holton Elementary school in North Richmond today, where program staff were engaging a group of students who visited Holton’s outdoor garden and learning classroom.
Students were able to tour the garden, learn about composting and growing their own food, and worked together to make lunch from scratch using basic ingredients from the garden. The results were delicious!
Schools and organizations across the globe are participating in activities today, in an effort to promote cooking traditions by preparing good food, and teach children the importance of passing those traditions on. We were pleased to see these traditions taught in our own backyard, and were proud sponsors of the Food Revolution Day‘s Junior Chef Cooking Contest held at Kitchen Thyme and West Broad Street yesterday. To learn more about Food Revolution Day check out Jamie Oliver’s website where you will find recipes to share with your children.
What sorts of things are you doing to get the young people in your life cooking and eating fresh, whole food that is good for them? What kind of traditions are you passing down to them? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below, or on our Facebook page! Please share!
The countdown has begun for fresh, seasonal food straight from the farmer to your doorstep! If you are getting impatient for The Farm Table’s anticipated April 18th start date, and you missed out on our last Spring Pop-Up Market join us for another fun evening at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for our 2nd Spring Pop-Up Market. With the weather forecast showing temps in the 80′s, join us while we celebrate the beginning of the new season, renew your membership, or become a new member.
The Farm Table Pop-up Market at Hardywood
Wednesday, April 10 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery from 4-9 pm. 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond VA 23220. Click here for directions.
We will have eggs, honey, greens, lettuce, carrots, Brussels sprouts, pastries, bread, Amish sweet butter, Harvest Hill Farm meat, and Quail Cove Farm cheese available, while you enjoy your choice of Hardywood’s excellent selection of craft brews in a laid back venue.
If you missed out on The Hardywood Community Hopping Project for 2013, be sure to check back next year to get in on the local action while you grow hops for their RVA IPA. Some
of The Farm Table staff and members got in on the action this year — we will keep you updated on how the hops grow in our backyards!
The Farm Table Pop-up Market at Hardywood
Join us Wednesday, April 10 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery from 4-9 pm.
Hardywood Park is located at 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond VA 23220.
You set your clocks one hour ahead.
You’ve changed the battery in your fire alarm.
With the sun shining this weekend, you realize all that stuff you thought was clean, isn’t.
Time to plan a little kitchen spring cleaning, and to prepare for the 2013 Farm Table season.
We’ve made it easy on you with these handy checklists you can print off.
The Farm Table Harvest Preparation Checklist
The Farm Table Spring Clean Your Kitchen Checklist
Pick a day, before our (tentatively) scheduled begin date, April 4th, and get yourself ready for a season of delicious, healthy, and local food.
Stay tuned for more details on our Farm Table membership event on March 21st.
Signs of new life waiting to take over the 2013 season.
We can almost taste it.
Spending some extended time with the little people in your life this holiday season? We put together another assortment of seasonal activities that you can easily print, prep, and have ready for when you need to entertain them! Some of the activities can serve as last-minute gifts for an acquaintance, friend, neighbor, babysitter, or someone who makes your life a tad easier and more joyful. Have fun!
Last Minute DIY Activities & Gifts:
As The Farm Table winds down this year, we want to say how much we’ve appreciated our members, readers, and bloggers for their support during our second season, and our very first year blogging . We are especially thankful to the wonderful farmers who have grown such amazing food, and introduced many of us to some new seasonal pleasures (can you say watermelon radish?!).
We look forward to the 2013 season, and many exciting things to come in the New Year.
Until then: Eat well. Rest well. Be Well.