Virtual Farm Fun
at the Urban Farm
fun learning opportunities continue into summer with Tyke Time on the farm TO-GO created by Farmer Tina!
Farmer Tina is creating Tyke Time on the farm TO-GO! Bi-weekly kits with supplies needed to make a fun farm-based craft or planting activity for children at home are available for sale to pick up at the farm. Price is $15/kit purchased in advance on the website linked below to be picked up every other Saturday starting June 20th on the dates below during Farm Stand hours 10 am-2 pm.
A healthy kid-friendly recipe inspired by in-season Urban Farm fresh vegetables, available for sale at the Farm Stand, is always included in the kit! Check below for storytime videos that will be available to enjoy virtually on our YouTube page and Virtual Education website page all summer long that tie into the kit's theme as listed below.
Please reach out to us at email@example.com regarding a limited number of subsidized kits. Sponsorship opportunities are available to adopt a week to make subsidized kits more widely available.
The order form for each kit will be released each Monday prior to the Saturday Farm Stand. After the first two weeks, kits will be available biweekly.
June 20th: Love to-ma-toes: Give Dad or that someone special the gift of growing. Included in this kit is one New Girl tomato plant seedling and three basil seedlings organically grown in soil blocks by Grow It Green staff. Pot them up in the provided pots. Two pots, potting soil and stickers are included. Kit also includes a “punny” card that can be personalized and colored by you! Additionally included is a roasted garlic scapes recipe perfect for those summer barbecues. $15 per kit. Please purchase by Thursday, June 18th using this form. SOLD OUT
June 27th: Barnyard Fun: Take home all the supplies needed to create your own barnyard fun. Kit includes a big red barn cutout and background all ready to be decorated by you! Other craft supplies include animal stickers, craft sticks, and pretend hay. A fun farm scavenger hunt and coloring page is included. A healthy kid-friendly recipe inspired by in-season Urban Farm fresh vegetables is always included in the kit! Kit also comes with a lettuce and parsley seedling for planting at home. SOLD OUT
July 11th: The Bees Knees: Check out our YouTube channel for a video of Farmer Tina reading the story Bee and Me by Alison Jay. She will also show you how to do the waggle dance just like the honeybees. Included in this week’s kit are supplies for creating a cute honeybee ring & paper tube binoculars that you can decorate before you set off outside searching for pollinators with the attached scavenger hunt. A canendula plant seedling completes the kit.
July 25th: Pickling Time: This week it’s time to celebrate the bountiful harvest of cucumbers and create pickles. Kit includes a recipe with 3-4 cucumbers, dill and one head of garlic from the Urban Farm, plus pickling spices and jar to make your own pickles at home. Check out our YouTube channel for a video of Farmer Tina making pickles at home.
August 8: Eat A Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies: Check out our YouTube channel for a video of Farmer Tina reading the story Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. This kit will include colorful fruit and vegetable stickers to decorate your own rainbow plate. Plus a coloring page and recipe for rainbow veggie wraps. An assortment of colorful veggies from the farm completes the kit.
August 22: Monarch Adventure: Head to our YouTube channel for a video of Farmer Tina reading the story Hurry and the Monarch by Antoine O. Flatharta and learn about the incredible journey monarch butterflies take from New Jersey to Mexico every year. She will also show monarch caterpillars, chrysalis, and adult butterflies and how to raise caterpillars at home. For take home kit: Milkweed seeds in packet and printout of info about importance of planting natives will be available along with a cute butterfly wand craft. .