The Sacramento Certified Farmers' Markets offer educational field trips to area schools and youth groups. Please consider making your reservations now. Our program is geared toward third and fourth grade students. We stress eating "in season" California grown fruits and vegetables for a healthy life. The students will meet real farmers, the people who grow the food they eat. They will learn the
nutritional value of eating "in season" California grown produce.
We have both year round market and seasonal market sites. Most field trips take about ninety minutes to complete. Field trips are offered at many locations in the fall, spring, and summer months. Because California Certified Farmers' Markets offer only "in season" California grown fruits and vegetables, the market products change with the growing seasons. Some classes have market field trips twice a year to show the seasonal difference in commodities available.
The Certified Farmers' Markets provide worksheets for each student to complete at the market. These sheets teach seasons according to nature's calendar, the nutritional value of foods, and the
geographical locations where foods are grown in California.

Students earn tokens for completing their worksheets correctly. The tokens are used to shop for fruits and vegetables at the market (teaches sharing and math skills).
If this sounds like a worthwhile activity for your students, please contact Renae Best at (916) 688-0100
to make reservations for your group. The field trips are sponsored by the Sacramento Certified Farmer's Markets and are free to all youth groups
We are dedicated to teach our young people the importance of eating California grown fruits and vegetables every day for a healthy future for all. Hope to hear from you soon.
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