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Healthy Eating for Kids Workshops

I had so much fun giving these workshops!  The workshops consisted of 5 fun activities pertaining healthy eating and focusing on fruits and vegetables. Each workshop started with an introduction activity, “I’m Going on a Picnic”. The youth selected a fruit or vegetable that started with the first letter of their first name. They would say “My name is [name], and I am going on a picnic. I am going to bring [fruit or vegetable].” The whole group would repeat their name and what they were bringing on the picnic.

Shenanigans in Monona County

The last few weeks have been busy as Jade and I travel throughout our three counties and help them with various tasks that allow us the opportunity to spread information about our wonderful local foods/producers! The last few days have been spent on various tasks but specifically spending time with the clover kids and junior 4-Hers of Monona County!

Fun with Food Tasting

Hello again! Another day means another Rising Star adventure! As the weeks go by, we continue to learn more and more about local foods and producers. This week we got the chance to promote them! We were at the Sioux Center Farmers Market on Wednesday June 15 to serve up some local veggies! We call these “Fun with Food Tasting” because its a fun way to try new foods and recipes.

Cassie's WIC Clinic Food Tasting

For my individual project I am preparing Zippy Zucchini Salad for adults and children to try while they wait or on their way out of the clinic. It contains zucchini, tomatoes, green pepper, and green onion with a vinegar, sugar, and olive oil dressing on top. I also have hand-outs of the recipe in English and Spanish and a list of the farmers’ markets in the 6 counties that currently accept WIC checks to be used to buy fresh produce. 

Farm to Fork Dinner: C. Brown Gardens

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Farm to Fork Dinner: C. Brown Gardens

August 10, 2017 · 6 - 8 pm · C. Brown Gardens, Merrill, IA
$45 per person · $80 for two


Made with fresh, local ingredients straight from the farm...

All of the main ingredients for the meal will come straight from the farm at C. Brown Gardens. Starting with a pork appetizer and moving on to a fresh salad and a steak entree with farm fresh veggies, and ending with ice cream and chocolate from local chocolatier Cocoa Bellissimo of Cherokee, this is a meal you won’t soon forget.