Homegrown Eats

Dig into the process of taking food from the farm to your table.

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Program Details:

Event Components:

This prerecorded event explores the industry of farm-to-table entrepreneurs and the process of planting, growing, harvesting, and selling products to the general public.


Service Area:

Family and Consumer Sciences


Audience:

Iowa Students


State Standards Covered:

  • HS/FCS 6.1.4 - Analyze the effects of global, regional, and local events and conditions on food choices and practices.

  • HS/FCS 11.3.4 - Assess the influence of cultural, socioeconomic and psychological factors on food and nutrition and behavior.

For Educators & Students:

Pre-Event Questions to Consider

  • What factors need to be considered when selecting the type of produce to grow?

  • What steps need to be taken to take a product from farm to market?

Post-Event Questions to Consider

  • How do socioeconomic conditions change the price of products?

  • What guidelines need to be met to take a product to market?

  • How do small communities benefit from farmers markets?