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4 Free Sizzling Summer Food Literacy Programs

Summer is sizzling, and so are our food literacy programs! Join us and celebrate summer with these free tomato-terrific upcoming events, from free cooking classes to a high school debate about improving our school lunches.

Food Literacy Classes at the Library

Drop by your local air-conditioned Sacramento Public Library and enjoy free cooking and nutrition classes led by our Food Geniuses. Kids and adults alike will learn about super hero foods, or make a scrumptious summer salad or trail mix. To top it off, our Food Geniuses will read one of the library’s Read for the Win! Summer Reading Program book selections with the kids.

These classes are free and appropriate for all ages.

For a full list of class dates, click here.

Farmer’s Market Tours & Scavenger Hunts

We’ve partnered up with the Midtown Farmer’s Market to provide self-guided market tours and scavenger hunts every third Saturday! You and your family will meet the farmer’s that grow our food, find and try tasty local and seasonal fruits and vegetables and learn fun facts about the food grown in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. After you complete the scavenger hunt (and tasted some mouth-watering samples), you will receive a free recipe packet. What a tasty deal! Learn more.

Cooking Classes at Oak Park Sol Community Garden

Food Literacy Center is partnering with Oak Park Soul to provide free cooking and nutrition classes for the whole family. Discover some new recipes and experience the creative green space of Oak Park Sol’s publicly accessible community garden. This fun-filled hour is sure to inspire you and your family to eat your vegetables! Learn more.

School Plate Debate

What’s the best way to use Measure R funds for improving student health? Fix water faucets? Repair playgrounds? Improve our school lunches?

Join us tonight as high school students in the Sacramento Urban League (SUDL) program debate student health and safety. Munch on free chips and salsa provided by Grant Union High School’s GEO Academy while hearing students debate about this important issue. RSVP NOW!

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