Teaching Students How to Make Healthier Food & Drink Choices at School

We visit your school and educate students during their classroom, lunch period, gym, , after-school, or at special events. Using our children's comic book, Root for the Beet, we teach kids how to make healthier food and drink choices.  Every child receives a book to take home.  Beet will attend and sign their books. $17 per student.

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Education on the Farm

Tour the farm and our hoop houses and learn about what is growing in each area.  Understand what sustainable and organic really means. Participate in soil mixing, planting, and harvesting. Throughout the visit, students taste different, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Heart & Beet may visit the farm that day as well! Click here to download flyer:  Field Trip to HeartBeet Farms

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2 Part Field Trip - In School & On the Farm

In late winter or early spring, HeartBeet Farms comes to your school and teaches students about how to grow organic vegetables. We plant seeds with the students in their classroom and teach them how to care for their seeds.  In late spring, students bring their seedlings to the farm. After touring the farm, students get to plant their seedlings in a special area of the farm.  Students can visit the farm during the summer and monitor the progress of their produce. Click here to download more information:  HeartBeet Farms 2 Part Field Trip

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Salads in a Bag, Farm Stand Veggies, & Mandatory Taste-Testing!

We park the HeartBeet Farms mobile farm stand truck outside of your venue.  Kids prepare individual salads in a bag. We setup a mini farm stand that will be used to teach kids about different farm vegetables and fruits that we grow. Taste-testing is mandatory! And our mascots, Heart & Beet, may greet the kids as well!  Click here to read more about our 2017 YMCA Long Island Nutrition and Farm Education Tour Programs are catered to meet your needs and education goals, the time of year, and the age of the kids.

What the Students are Saying About their Trip to HeartBeet Farms...

The 5th Grade class at Evergreen Charter School visited HeartBeet Farms on May 29, 2018 and here’s what they had to say…

“Thank you for the farm because we learned many new things like how to plant zucchini, potatoes, and squash.” -Shayla

“Thank You so much for having us at your farm. I did really have a fun time today.” From:Skylar

“Thank You for having us at your farm. I had a wonderful time tasting, molding and planting your vegetables. It was very fun molding the potatoes. It was hard work but we still went through it as a team. I had a wonderful time thank you.”   From: Eric

“Thank you so much for giving us the experience and for the great time you offered us.” From:Ezekiel

“Thank you Ann and Jen for letting us help at the farm. It was really fun. I learned how to garden and now I can garden fruits and vegetables.” From: Ethan

“Thank you for teaching us different stuff with the rich soil that we use to cover the potatoes. I have to say that it was hard work working on the farm. But, all that teamwork helped a lot to do that in heart beat farm thank you.” Sincerely Franklin

“Thank you for teaching us about the history of the farm and what you do everyday on the farm.” From:Brandon

“Thank you for helping me learn a lot about different plants. It was pretty hard going on my knees and digging in order to grow lots of squash but it was worth it! Thank you so much for having us.” From: Aniya

“Thank you for giving us the experience on what a farm does and telling us about the history of the farm.” -Emely

“Thank you for letting us have the experience and teaching us about how to garden and plant and take care of a garden. And thank you for the food and trusting us to plant your crops in your farm.” -Laniyah

“Thank you for letting us get the experience of coming to your farm. And Thank you for showing us that it is good to help people because the hard work pays of. Thank you for letting us plant squash and zucchini. Those Strawberries were good too and they tasted fresh.” By: Kayla

“Thanks for letting me go to the farm.I enjoy it and I see that you work hard. The food was so good.” From:Tania

“Thank you for showing me that growing produce is very difficult. Also, thank you for having my class and me there. Thank You!” From: Jessica

“Thank You for for tell us and showing how hard you guys, now I understand what it takes for us to get our veggies. Also for letting us pant pototants.” By:Kimberly

“Thank you for letting us go there it was a lot of work but it was fun working there it was a lot of work but it was fun. I loved being there especially hammering.” from Genjheny

“I want to thank you for inviting us to your farm and teaching us new things.” Franklin

“Thank you jen for inviting us to your farm it was hard work but it was worth it.” By: Allison

“Thank you for letting us learn about different plants and working on my knees and having a good time.” BY Joshua

“Thank you for letting us have fun and help you with your work and learn about new plants that I never seen before thank you.” FROM :KENDELY

“Thank you for letting us learn about vegetables and letting us try new things. And also letting us using hammers and spikers. I had a lot of fun. And I worked super hard.” From Dani

“Thank you Jen for letting me and my fellow classmates help you plant sunflower seeds and hammer nails into the ground.” By: Mario