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Love my salad inspires grade three on the farm Salinas, California
Growers, processors and seed companies volunteered their time for elementary school students as the Farm Day experience returned to Salinas, California.
Farm Day Salinas is one of the 3 annual events that reach about 7,800 third graders, backed by more than 1,500 adult volunteers and teachers. The Monterey County Agricultural Education sponsors three Farm Days each year in Monterey County. Monterey County Agricultural Education is the longest running and largest Farm Day organization in the United States. Third grade students learn about five key areas of agriculture: how their food is produced, healthy eating, plant doctors, seed science and food safety. www.montereycountyageducation.org
Love My Salad had a table at Farm Day Salinas to promote healthy eating and educate the students and their parents about how to make salads fun to eat and suggested many creative ingredients that children can add to their salads to make eating salad a fun and delicious experience! Each teacher was given an envelope with a packet of seeds (to grow as a classroom project) and Love My Salad information with several salad recipes. We estimated 3,300 students plus 200 adults (parents and teachers) attended the Farm Day in Salinas!