We LOVE when we get to introduce keiki to all the joys of farming and eating fresh veggies! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed how we like to get goofy with the kids.
We do two types of keiki programs: We offer farm tours right here at Holoholo Farm in Haleiwa, and we also work with the Kokua Hawaii Foundation’s AINA in the Schools program to take healthy cooking demos into the classroom. Earlier this month, we had students from The Children’s House Hawaii – Pearl City come out to visit us. What a spectacular day we had!
Our Holoholo Farm visit programs differ, depending on the age of the kids. We welcome all interested groups from pre-school through high school. A typical visit involves four activity stations where the students learn about planting seeds, farm irrigation, walking the farm to see how vegetables grow and how we use our tractor and other farm equipment, and learning how to identify and harvest vegetables. Classes are broken into smaller groups to rotate through the stations for roughly 20 minutes at each one. In addition, we do an interactive cooking demonstration and a group snack or lunch.
And last week, we did a school visit at Sunset Beach Elementary School and made ‘uala (sweet potato) hummus (and did the super-awesome blender dance) with a class of kindergarteners.
It’s #EarthMonth and #AINAChefVisit & #AINAFarmerVisit are in full swing at #AINASchools this month! The farmers from @holoholostore spent the day making sweet potato hummus with Kindergarteners. Chef @goneholoholo had the kids dance while the food processor was mixing and they all sang “blend it up, baby.” Students also got to enjoy freshly harvested carrots and other veggies from the farm with their #uala hummus. Mahalo to all the farmers and chefs who work to bring #farmtoschool to Keiki around the nation! #KokuaHawaiiFoundation #AINAinSchools #AgriculturalLiteracy @farmtoschool
We also made pesto bites with first graders.
1st graders made fresh pesto bites with basil and tomatoes from their #AINASchools Good Buddies Garden with the help from @holoholostore chefs and farmers. #AINAChefVisit #AINAFarmerVisit #AgriculturalLiteracy #KokuaHawaiiFoundation #farmtoschool @farmtoschool @foodcorps Mahalo @goneholoholo for another great day!
We love seeing kids out in the fresh farm air, learning about where their food comes from! If you would like to bring your class out to Holoholo, or have us come to your classroom, please contact us via our website, or give us a call at (808) 445-0109.