Food Love Project, the Sierra Harvest farm on the Burton Homestead has been providing Nevada County school age children hands on farm education for the last 4 years. Today marked the start of their school field trip season and Farmer Amanda and her crew showed the kids how to harvest carrots, beets, dino kale, cheery tomatoes, onions and more. If your school is interesting in having a field trip at the farm, contact Amanda. If you’re not a school aged child and want to go play in the dirt, don’t hesitate to join the fun, volunteers welcome. You can follow the farming adventures on Facebook, look for their veggies at the Nevada City Farmers Market or stop by for the U-Pick on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 (16200 Purdon Road, Nevada City). Food Love Project has offered up one lucky Outside Inn blog reader a $10 gift certificate to come out to the farm during U-Pick during the month of September to come harvest your own veggies. Post a comment on this blog post and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, September 1st. And last call on Nevada City Film Festival giveaway, winner will be announced tomorrow.
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