”I really enjoy showing the kids that farmers don't always look like old MacDonald. Farming is open to all genders and sizes and it's really cool watching all of the girls pay special attention when I talk about farming as a woman.Ash Abeyta, Silver Leaf FarmsCorrales, New Mexico
”From a farmer's point of view, it's another market to sell your produce, because you can only sell so much at the farmers' market. And from the kids' standpoint, I like that they get to eat some good local food.Danny Farrar, Rancho La JollaVelarde, New Mexico
In School Classrooms
Local farmers participate in Cooking with Kids classes, sharing their knowledge and passion for growing and eating fruits and vegetables.
Local farmers are wonderful guest stars in cooking or tasting classes! Here in Northern New Mexico the chilly winter months allow farmers a bit more time to visit schools.
In School Cafeterias
Farmers bring freshly harvested produce into school cafeterias for kids to explore and taste a variety of local foods.
In the Community
Cooking with Kids purchases local produce for use in our classroom and cafeteria programs. We also help school cafeterias purchase, prepare, and promote local food.