We are strong advocates for children learning about the origins of their food. In fact our market owner Fiona May has a background in early education. She believes children should have access to kitchen gardens, cooking and on-farm learning. What better way to learn than experiencing growing, harvesting, cooking and tasting the food we eat!
We have taken on a very hands on approach about freshly home-grown food by developing goals that ensure our children are eating healthy and wholesome foods. We understand that children need to be involved and take a form of ownership to enjoy the abundance in the veggie patch in order to appreciate it’s significance.
We offer real and authentic experiences at Fiona May’s farm ‘Paddock to Potager’ where children can get up close and personal to the food grown in the garden beds, to what’s out in the paddock.
We encourage early childhood centres, schools, and other community groups and families to come to the farm to learn and gain knowledge about food provenance, the ethics of producers, what meals we can turn out and when. Learn about the food we eat. And how to grow it. As simple as that.
Running parallel alongside the food movement is the new sustainability movement; for many, food is what gives real substance to the issues around our environment. By participating in gardening and farming, we better understand natural systems; we interface with soil; and therefore what we can produce locally and seasonally.
By choosing to buy local, wholesome real food, we find a way to alter our everyday behaviour in a way that tastes amazing and feels good.