Everyone who’s talked to me about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is shocked by one sad scene: the first-grade students who couldn’t identify fruits and vegetables — including tomatoes.
You’d think the central San Joaquin Valley, with all of of its agricultural bounty, wouldn’t have such a problem. Well, one organic farm isn’t taking any chances. K.M.K. Farms in Kingsburg is hosting free farm tours 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Samples of fresh dishes such as fennel-tangerine salad will be available.
“We were sad as we watched Jamie Oliver’s new show and saw how a class of children could not identify a tomato!” K.M.K. co-owner Michele Reynolds writes in an e-mail. “So we are joining Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and opening our farm up…”
So far, more than 110 folks have signed up. Want to join them? Here’s a map. RSVP by calling (559) 897-7264, visiting K.M.K.’s stands at the Visalia farmers market and the Vineyard farmers market, sending e-mail, or dropping a line on Facebook.
And if you’re not watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, you’re missing out on a great show. Here’s that sad scene with the first-graders: