“My Food Comes From a Farm” Digital Series

Hello students and teachers!

We’re so glad you’re joining us for our “My Food Comes From a Farm” digital lessons. Read through each module and click on the links to learn with us.

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We are also offering Family Field Trips onsite at Topaz Farm this spring! Click here for more information and to register.

If you or your teacher is interested in how our My Food Comes From a Farm Series correlates with Oregon’s Next Generation Science Standards, you can check out our handy My Food Comes From a Farm Curriculum and NGSS Correlations document.

 

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Week 5

Weekly Lesson

  • This week we’re continuing to share our community food journeys with you. Community food journeys are the journeys that food takes from the farm where it first started growing to the grocery or corner store where you, your family, or your friends buy it and take it home to eat. There are lots of different people, steps, miles, and stories involved in these food journeys, and Sauvie Island Center staff and the same college students who shared their Personal Food Journeys with you have created seven community food journeys to share some of those steps, people, and stories with you.
  • This week we’ll be sharing our final four community food journeys, check them out below!

Recipe

  • This week we are sharing our final winter squash recipe. These winter squash recipes are extra special because they were all made with winter squash that grew right here at Topaz Farm! The growing season for winter squash is during the warm weather months, and it’s usually harvested in the fall, but can be stored for months in a cool, dark place. We love to eat winter squash because not only does it taste delicious, but it also contains B6, which helps your body turn food into energy!

Farm Update

  • We are located on the beautiful Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island. Every week in this section we will share some updates about what’s going on at our site there. These farm updates are all going to be brought to you by students at Portland State University who are spending one day a week out on the farm with us this winter. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

Weekly Lesson Part 1

  • This week we’re sharing our final four personal food journeys with you!
    • As a reminder, personal food journeys are stories we’ve created about our favorite vegetables (did you know that a vegetable is any part of the plant that you eat?!) to share with you. Maybe after watching these you’ll be inspired to make your own personal food journey!
  • Our food journeys this week are all about fruits – berries, mangoes, oranges and more! Do you like to eat any of those vegetables (remember, since a fruit is a part of the plant, it’s technically also a vegetable!)? Maybe you’ll find out something new about a food you love. Click the links below to check out all their amazing food journeys!

Adam’s food journey – raspberries and boysenberries

Anna’s food journey – watermelons and mandarin oranges

Alex’s food journey – mangoes and strawberries

Alyssa’s food journey – blueberries, strawberries, and mangoes

 

 

Weekly Lesson Part 2

  • We are so excited to introduce another type of food journey this week – the community food journey. When we talk about community food journeys, we’re talking about the journey that a particular food takes (it doesn’t have to be a vegetable, it could also be something like potato chips or cheese) from the farm where it first started growing to the grocery or corner store where you, your family, or your friends buy it and take it home to eat. There are lots of different people, steps, miles, and stories involved in these food journeys, and Sauvie Island Center staff and the same college students who shared their Personal Food Journeys with you have created seven community food journeys to highlight some of those steps, people, and stories.
  • This week we’ll be sharing three community food journeys, check them out below!

Recipe

  • This week we are shifting away from our Winter Squash recipes and sharing with you a Fruit Salad recipe that can be made anytime of the year with any fruit you have on hand, it also is Alyssa’s Food Journey story.  

Farm Update

  • We are located on the beautiful Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island. Every week in this section we will share some updates about what’s going on at our site there. These farm updates are all going to be brought to you by students at Portland State University who are spending one day a week out on the farm with us this winter. 

 

 

 

 

Week 3

Weekly Lesson

  • This week we have seven more personal food journeys to share! Six of them are from the Portland State University college students we’re working with, and one is from our Sauvie Island Center Program Director Aliesje!
    • PS: Personal food journeys are stories we’ve created about our favorite vegetables (did you know that a vegetable is any part of the plant that you eat?!) to share with you. Maybe after watching these you’ll be inspired to make your own personal food journey!
  • This week we have lots of food journeys about avocados, apples and oranges (plus some other pretty great foods)! Do you like to eat any of those vegetables? Maybe you’ll find out something new about a food you love. Click the links below to check out all their amazing food journeys!

Acsa’s food journey – avocados and brussels sprouts

Audrey’s food journey – avocados and oranges

Sam’s food journey – apples and oranges

Justin’s food journey – apples and pumpkins

Cody’s food journey – apples and hazelnuts

Colleen’s food journey – tomatoes and carrots

Aliesje’s food journey – peaches: poster version and video version

 

Recipe

  • We are also going to share a recipe with you each week! Each recipe will highlight winter squash. The recipes we’re going to share are extra special because they were all made with winter squash that grew right here at Topaz Farm! The growing season for winter squash is during the warm weather months, and it’s usually harvested in the fall, but can be stored for months in a cool, dark place. We love to eat winter squash because not only does it taste delicious, but it also contains B6, which helps your body turn food into energy!

Farm Update

  • We are located on the beautiful Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island. Every week in this section we will share some updates about what’s going on at our site there. These farm updates are all going to be brought to you by students at Portland State University who are spending one day a week out on the farm with us this winter. 

 

 

 

 

Week 2

Weekly Lesson

  • We are so excited to start sharing personal food journeys! We are working with some awesome Portland State University college students who have been creating stories about their favorite vegetables (did you know that a vegetable is any part of the plant that you eat?!) to share with you. Our Sauvie Island Center staff has also created food journeys, this week you’ll hear from Emma, our Program & Outreach Manager!
  • This week we have lots of food journeys about berries (plus some other pretty great foods)! Do you like to eat berries? Maybe you’ll find out something new about a food you love. Click the links below to check out all their amazing food journeys!

Ty’s food journey – blueberries and lingonberries

Kelsey’s food journey – blueberries and lingonberries

Buck’s food journey – cabbage and blueberries

Norah’s food journey – lavender and sweet potatoes

Kaitlynn’s food journey – raspberries and oats

Emma’s food journey – eggplant and broccoli

Natasha’s food journey – grapes and peanuts

Recipe

  • We are also going to share a recipe with you each week! Each recipe will highlight winter squash. The recipes we’re going to share are extra special because they were all made with winter squash that grew right here at Topaz Farm! The growing season for winter squash is during the warm weather months, and it’s usually harvested in the fall, but can be stored for months in a cool, dark place. We love to eat winter squash because not only does it taste delicious, but it also contains B6, which helps your body turn food into energy!

Farm Update

  • We are located on the beautiful Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island. Every week in this section we will share some updates about what’s going on at our site there. These farm updates are all going to be brought to you by students at Portland State University who are spending one day a week out on the farm with us this winter. 

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Week 1

Weekly Lesson Part 1

  • Hi! Welcome to Sauvie Island Center’s My Food Comes From a Farm virtual series! We’re so excited that you’ll be joining us on this journey. To get things started, we made an introduction video that explains what this series is all about, and what types of materials you can expect to see in the next few weeks.

Weekly Lesson Part 2

  • After you watch the introduction video check out our very first lesson, which is about First Foods – the foods that the people indigenous to this area ate.

Recipe

  • We are also going to share a recipe with you each week! Each recipe will highlight winter squash. The recipes we’re going to share are extra special because they were all made with winter squash that grew right here at Topaz Farm! The growing season for winter squash is during the warm weather months, and it’s usually harvested in the fall, but can be stored for months in a cool, dark place. We love to eat winter squash because not only does it taste delicious, but it also contains B6, which helps your body turn food into energy!

Farm Update

  • We are located on the beautiful Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island. Every week in this section we will share some updates about what’s going on at our site there. These farm updates are all going to be brought to you by students at Portland State University who are spending one day a week out on the farm with us this winter. You’ll get to hear from these students later on in this series too – in the coming weeks they’re going to share some personal food journeys!