At Connolly Ranch, kids and families learn about farm life, animals, ecology, sustainability, and nature. Serving more than 5,000 kids every year, they help kids understand the sources and benefits of healthy foods and how nature works to sustain us. Connecting kids and families to nature through farm-based education, Connolly Ranch aims to encourage the next generation of environmental stewards. It takes a lot of resources to provide this invaluable education to the community. Check out their wish list and see how you can make a wish or two come true. To learn more, click here.
A cooking project of The St. Helena Hospital and Napa Valley Youth Advocacy community group, after school on Tuesdays and during the summer. The Food of Love is open to new teens interested in cooking and making a difference. Teens can join in on this to help “Food of Love” cook for St. Helena Hospital’s cancer patients. Teen Volunteers are needed for set-up and cooking from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. and with clean-up from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Families interested in donating fruits &veggies for this program, or that have produce that can be gleaned by volunteers, please contact St. Helena Farmer’s Market Educator Amanda Tuttle at Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out a mini-documentary about the Food of Love Teen’s Cooking Program, made by Pacific Union College Film students. To learn more, click here.
Discovering the magic of where our food comes from. One farm at a time. If you’re looking for an easy place to get information about what’s happening on the local farm scene in the Sacramento area, from family farm stands open to the public, to you-pick blueberry patches where you bring in the harvest, then check out the Farm Tots Blog here.
Not sure what to do with all that beautiful produce you just bought at the farmer’s market? Check out FineCooking.com’s Moveable Feast pages for lots of resources to turn fresh food into legendary dishes. You’ll find a list of chefs and artisans featuring some of their best recipes! Click on each chef’s picture to get more information on their culinary passions & favorite flavors. You can also download a free Ebook with even more recipes to please your palate. Learn more here.