It’s always instructive to receive updates from the Food Literacy Project. First, a refresher for first-time browsers.

  1. The mission of the Food Literacy Project is youth transforming their communities through food, farming and the land.
  2. The Food Literacy Project has two sites: Oxmoor Farm (9001 Limehouse Lane 40220) and Iroquois Urban Farm (1400 Bicknell Ave 40215).
  3. The Food Literacy Project provides transformative learning experiences through our Field-to-Fork Program, engaging children, teens, families, and adults. We emphasize direct experience and learning by discovery, inviting youth to get their hands dirty, taste new and fresh foods, grow as leaders and use all of their senses to explore.
  4. Program opportunities include: Farm-Based Education, Truck Farm (a mobile learning garden), Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP) for teens, Afterschool Field-to-Fork Clubs, Family Engagement, and Professional Development.

So far this season the Youth Community Agriculture Program has shared over two tons (2,500 servings) of fresh produce grown at Iroquois Urban Farm.

Here’s a list of the total pounds of each crop shared:

Acorn Squash 48.25 lbs
Braising Greens 101.5 lbs
Cucumber 261.75 lbs
Green Beans 4.5 lbs
Kale 153.5 lbs
Mustard 132 lbs
Okra 150.75 lbs
Onion 4 lbs
Patipan Squash 3.5 lbs
Pumpkin 10 lbs
Radishes 22 lbs
Salad Mix 268.75 lbs
Spaghetti Squash 138 lbs
Spinach 12.5 lbs
Summer Squash 121.5 lbs
Turnips 36 lbs
Watermelon 147 lbs
Zucchini 394.5 lbs

The Food Literacy Project reminds us that #GivingTuesday is December 1st (today), with the organization’s goal being to raise $5,000 on December 1st. Learn more about how you can help at the Food Literacy Project’s website.