Seeking Grassroots Representation for Advisory Board

The Food Trust is seeking members for a newly forming Advisory Board for its statewide Ready Set Grow Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Initiative. The Advisory Board will play a lead role in shaping regional strategies to advance statewide support for Farm to ECE. The appointed members for the Advisory Board will serve for 6 months, … Continued

The Food Trust’s Multicultural Collection of Farm to ECE Books

The Food Trust is recognizing Multicultural Children’s Book Day with the release of a list of over a hundred books with farm to ECE themes that feature characters from Black, Latinx, Middle Eastern/Arab, First/Native Nations, Asian, and multiracial backgrounds. The Food Trust’s multicultural collection of farm to ECE books highlights children’s books that feature characters … Continued

Book Review: Poesía eres tú: Antología poética

Poesía eres tú: Antología poética es una colección de bonitas poesías acompañadas de coloridos dibujos por la ilustradora Marcela Calderón. Esta antología poética puede ser un recurso para educadores interesados en utilizar poemas para explorar vocabulario relacionado con el cuerpo, la identidad, la familia, los animales y la comida. La colección incluye tres poemas relacionados … Continued

Book Review: No Kimchi For Me

Even though her older brothers love it, Yoomi hates her grandmother’s “spicy, stinky kimchi.” She tries different ways of eating it, but nothing seems to help make the kimchi more appealing. Just when Yoomi is ready to write kimchi off for good, her grandmother asks her to help her cook up a delicious kimchi pancake … Continued

Book Review: Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast

Este cuento bilingüe presenta a un nieto y su abuela trabajando juntos para preparar una cena de bienvenida. Con recetas Latinoamericanas, Arturo y el “Bienvenido Feast”, se presta para juegos creativos mientras el personaje principal prepara recetas e invita a conversar sobre las formas en que las familias crecen y cambian con el tiempo. Cocinar … Continued

Book Review: Todo es canción: Antología poética

Todo es canción es una fantástica colección de divertidas poesías que celebran la magia en lo cotidiano. Esta antología poética es un buen recurso para maestros y familiares interesados en utilizar poemas en canciones para explorar vocabulario relacionado con la comida, el supermercado, el cuerpo, la naturaleza y la familia. Los poemas pueden ser empleados … Continued

Webinar: Placing Equity at the Center of Farm to ECE

On January 9, National Farm to School Network hosted its first quarterly webinar for 2018, Placing Equity at the Center of Farm to Early Care and Education. At the intersection of multiple sectors, including policy, education, food systems and social justice, farm to early care and education (farm to ECE) can be a platform for advancing racial and social equity. Access to … Continued

STEP Head Start and Early Head Start’s Farm to ECE

Blog contribution by: Abbey S. Eschbach, Wellness & Nutrition Initiative Coordinator , STEP, Inc. STEP Head Start and Early Head Start offer several program options that range from home-based services to center-based preschool classrooms. STEP’s Early Learning Pathway Programs fully support the integration of Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) into all classroom settings with a curriculum … Continued

Family Harvest Festival at Columbia Sullivan Head Start

Columbia Sullivan Head Start’s Berwick center celebrated apples and pumpkins at a Family Harvest Festival.  The Festival was sponsored by a Farm to Early Care Award from The Food Trust.  Families in attendance had the opportunity to taste a variety of foods created with pumpkin and apple.  Children and their families also participated in many … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: The Food Trust Awards $7,500 in Farm to ECE Mini-Grants

The Food Trust is excited to announce this year’s recipients of the Pennsylvania Farm to Early Care and Education Champion Award. Recognized for their commitment to teaching young children about growing food and connecting them to their agricultural communities, awardees were selected through a competitive proposal process and will receive $500 each to support various … Continued