We were happy to team up with Kings Community Action Organization to teach children about farmers markets this past week. KCAO put together a mock market where children could come and use fake money to pay for their produce. They had the opportunity to ask growers questions and get free, quality organic food for their families.
Before the market, and just as the sun was rising, I was out harvesting for the event. I picked a selection of Dapple Fire, Flavor Grenade Pluots, and Santa Rosa plums. I also packaged up a sampler of Sun Sugar and Super Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes for the kids to try. The kids enjoyed themselves and the parents received information on all of the programs we have available at the farm.
To learn more about Kings Community Action Organization Nutrition Information and Hunger Prevention Department, please visit their website here:
In other news...
We found a home for our culled Dapple Fire pluots! They will be turned in to a delicious craft beer from Libertine Brewing Company in SLO. Click to learn more about their wild crafted creations:
We look forward to sampling their creativity and were happy to provide them with quality, high brix fruit for their craft!