Farmer Thaddeus Barsotti Teams with Sacramento Children’s Museum to Promote Healthy Eating
CAPAY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Farm Fresh To You, a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) service delivering to homes throughout California, announced today that its farmer Thaddeus Barsotti has teamed with the Sacramento Children’s Museum for a special event called “Happy Heart, Healthy Eating” on Sat., March 3.
Barsotti will talk to families at 11 a.m and 1 p.m. about organic farming, how food grows and healthy eating. The museum’s address is: 2701 Prospect Park Rancho Cordova, Calif., 95670. The contact phone is: (916) 638-7225. General admission to the museum is $7 per person (over 60 and military fee is $6).
The talks will take place at the museum’s indoor tree near its farmer’s market play area called “Leo’s Market.”
Farmer Thaddeus will bring a bounty of produce with him to show young museum visitors and their parents what is growing on the farm this time of year. He will talk about the different seasons on the farm and what it was like to grow up on the farm.
“I was lucky to grow up on a farm and knew from an early age about the importance of not only eating healthy, but also connecting to where my food was grown. I love talking to kids about fruits and veggies and ensuring that they know more about the food system than they see in the grocery store,” said Barsotti. “We want families to connect with their local farms. It’s never too early to talk to children about eating healthy and seasonally.”
“We host monthly farm tours for the very purpose of giving families, especially kids, the opportunity to see the farm and connect with the land that grows their food. I’m excited to be working with the Sacramento Children’s Museum to bring the farm to them at this event,” said Barsotti, who is an advocate for local food systems and whose work through Farm Fresh To You aims to transform agriculture to a more sustainable, local and environmentally friendly system.
Farm Fresh To You’s first farm tour of the season will be held on Sat., March 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public and CSA members. The farm’s address is 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. For directions and details, go to the company website http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com and click on the “Events” section or the company’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/farmfreshtoyou.
About Farm Fresh To You
Farm Fresh To You is an organic farm and CSA home delivery service connecting families with the source of their produce. Farming since 1976, this second-generation company that pioneered the organic foods movement is owned by brothers Noah Barnes and Thaddeus and Freeman Barsotti. Growing up on the farm, the brothers were instilled with a good understanding of the shortcomings of modern agriculture and are excited to be changing the food system for the better.
SOURCE Farm Fresh To You