First graders are learning all about CSA's or Community Supported Agriculture as part of our farming unit. The students have been learning that CSA's help farmers get money when they need it, at the being of the planting season. CSA's also help the consumer get a fresh and diverse mix of produce delivered weekly.
Our class signed up for a mock CSA. We paid the farmer (Mr. Berry) for a share of the RES farm crop. This morning our share basket was delivered to our classroom. We sorted the share and decided which vegetables should be included in our soup. we decided to slice and eat the other vegetables raw. The students enjoyed washing, peeling and chopping all our vegetables. The soup was delicious!