Many farmer's markets open mid-April in Oklahoma. Find the farmer's market nearest you, and introduce your students to Oklahoma-grown fruits and vegetables.
Oklahoma also has a food cooperative from which members can buy food grown in Oklahoma. Members buy shares in the cooperative and order food monthly via a web-based order delivery system.
Related Lessons Online:
Ehlert, Lois, Market Day: A Story Told With Folk Art, Voyager, 2002. (PreK-2)
Parks, Carmen, Farmers Market, Sandpiper, 2003. (Grades 4-8)
Rendon, Marcie R., and Cheryl Walsh Bellville, Farmer's Market: Families Working Together, Carolrhoda, 2001. (Grades 3-6)
Silverman, Buffy, Follow That Food: Distribution of Resources (Raintree Fusion: Social Studies), Heinemann-Raintree, 2007. (Grades 4-6)
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.