2018 TASTE OF FARMING DATES: July 9-13 & July 16-20
If you or a teenager you know are interested in food, farming, cooking or anything in between, then Crown Point Ecology Center has got the program for you! Taste of Farming offers teen-aged youth the opportunity to explore local farms and other establishments involved in the production and sales of sustainable, healthy foods in Northeast Ohio.
Throughout the week participants will visit different farms and facilities related to local food production. They’ll have the chance to tour each site, learn and practice new skills from tomato harvesting to kitchen DNA extraction, interact with cool critters like chickens and bees, and meet top notch farmers, scientists and chefs working in the world of food. You’ll also get to harvest, prepare and eat some of the most delicious fruits and vegetables around. Almost all activities will be hands-on!
Participating Organizations and sites we’ll be visiting include: Countryside Conservancy, Greenfield Berry Farm, Let’s Grow Akron, The Ohio State University: Ohio Agriculture Research & Development Center and Crown Point’s organic farm.