In my last post, Where Do Eggs Come From?, I talked about how important we believe it is for kids (and adults) to know where their food comes from. To help with this education process, we are delighted to have folks come out and tour the farm. Gives us a great opportunity to show people around and share what we’re doing.
Unfortunately we know not everyone lives close enough to be able to stop by for a visit, but no worries. We’re still here to help. The author of a farm blog I follow, Righteous Bacon (gotta love that name), has written a book called The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen. The Kindle version is only $4.99 and would be a great way to help educate younger kids on where their food really comes from.
In addition to the book, another great resource to use with children comes from the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom folks. They’ve developed a curriculum, complete with lesson plans and activities, to go along with the book. Here’s a link to it. Definitely something that can used in the classroom, or by home school parents.
We hope these are some helpful ideas and remember…Eat fresh, eat local!