Harvest Time!

Processing tomatoes harvest is in full swing in the Sacramento Valley!

California leads the nation in processing tomato production. These tomatoes have a thicker skin and firmer consistency than fresh market tomatoes.

Find out more with our Processing Tomatoes Fact and Activity Sheet.

Fun Fact Friday!

#FunFactFriday: It’s National Rice Month!🌾Who knew most rice fields in California are planted by airplane? Or that rice is a great source of amino acids?

Find out more with our rice resources found below! ⬇️

Request FREE resources here!

Resource Alert!

We love these posters so much, we lined our office hallway with them! Originally developed to support Fresno Unified School District’s CDFA’s Farm to Fork Incubator Grant project, the resource features a different California commodity each month! Plus, an accompanying newsletter includes grower interviews, virtual field trips, and engaging classroom activities. All content can be downloaded HERE!

5 Weeks Left Until Conference!

#CountdownToConference

🧑‍🏫 Workshop Alert! We have many fun and engaging workshops planned for Conference that you won’t want to miss!

From learning about beef, to how students can run a school garden, to celebrating food heroes through picture book biographies and other stories, these workshops will make agriculture come alive in your classroom!

Register for the California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference here.

National Peach Month

California leads the way when it comes to peaches! Cling peaches that is. Although peaches are grown in 41 states, California produces 100 percent of the commercial production of cling peaches (those peaches that end up as canned peaches, in fruit cups, in fruit juices and baby food).

Want more?

Get our Cling Peach Fact and Activity Sheet and check out It’s Just Peachy! (page 4) in the latest What’s Growin’ On?

Featured Resource

Brought to you by UC Davis and USDA-NRCS, this newly-launched
website Soil Life includes an interactive and highly visual introduction to
soil science concepts.

Soil Life is more than just information, it also encourages visitors to find ways to promote and protect soil. Teachers and students alike will enjoy visiting the media hub—a comprehensive library of soil-related content—and viewing recently released videos, like “The Story of Soil and Food.” Don’t wait…dig in!