Farmers in the Schools

Local farmers share their knowledge and passion about growing and eating locally grown fruits and vegetables through CWK Farmers in the Schools. Farmers bring their freshly-harvested produce – tomatoes on the vine, squash blossoms, or the branches of an apricot tree. They may demonstrate how to cook their vegetables and fruits, or explain how root vegetables grow. CWK Farmers really get kids interested in where their food comes from!


Locally Grown Produce in the Classroom

Cooking with Kids purchases locally grown produce for fruit and vegetable tastings and cooking classes whenever possible. Cooking with Kids supports Farm to School efforts by purchasing fresh, locally grown tomatoes, carrots, sunflower sprouts, spinach, grapes, apples, melons, and salad greens. This provides students with fresh, delicious foods and supports family farms, the local economy, and sustainable agriculture practices.

Participating Farmers

Rosa Alcantar, Rocio’s Produce
Lisa Anderson, Malandro Farm
Christopher Bassett and Taylor Dale, Freshies of New Mexico
Don Bustos and Nery Martinez, Santa Cruz Farms
Mary Dixon, Green Tractor Farm
Alexis Elton and Brett Ellison, Gemini Farm
Jesus Guzman and Kate Ross-Mason, Jesus Guzman Produce
Susan Higgins, Sungreen Living Foods
David and Loretta Fresquez, Monte Vista Organic Farm
Poki Piottin and Dominique Pozo, Gaia Gardens
Matt Romero, Romero Farms
Levi and Angelina Valdez, Rancho Llam