“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.

Scroll down for previous weeks.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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!