Small Chefs 1 is coming to a close. We have had a wonderful week of delicious food, farm work and educational activities. As always, here are some of our favorite 'overheard at camp' moments:
While preparing a bed to plant squash a camper came up with a weeding spell: "Weeds weeds weeds come up weeds just come up if you don't come up we'll pull you up"
"Are your chickens for sale?" "No" "Awwwww but I love them"
When I asked to take a photo of a camper with their plate of eggs: "You can have some they are amazing!"
During the blind taste test --
Beets: "it tastes sweet and fruity. I would put it in a salad"
Okra: "okra is so good!"
Parsley: "It tastes really frizzy. Kind of like mint. It might be parsley"
"Oooooh that tickles!" - while holding some wriggly worms during a soil learning activities
"I just want to put it in my mouth now" - while smelling Jonathan Bardzik's Farm-Fresh Fried Rice
"Bees are our friends. They give us honey and are just eating their breakfast... It might look like the bee is coming to sting you but they are just flying around looking for a flower to pollinate"
We had a blast at our tortilla fiesta today!
Thank you to Jennifer and Sophie for coming to teach us about natural herbal fixes to chef injuries! All of our campers went home with an incredible (and easy to make) plantain salve made by Jennifer.
See you next week for our last week of Farm Camp 2017!