Goodwill kids learn about rural life and food processing

What do you think about when fall comes along? Yes! Halloween, pumpkin pie, and apple cider. Exactly! Every food product made with apples and of course, going apple picking in farms close to the city.

Last week, close to thirty young participants of Goodwill NYNJ’s Beacon program at PS 109 went apple picking at Hurd’s Family Farm in Medena, NY. The Goodwill program is located in Queens, NY.

At the farm, the kids played on slides, bounce houses and pet animals. The participants also sampled various food items made with apples. Overall, this trip helped the participants get a better grasp of rural life and become knowledgeable of the process that food goes through before it reaches many of us in the grocery store. 

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213-10 92nd Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11428
Beacon Community Centers provide a wide array of educational and recreational activities for anybody ages 6- adult. The Beacon programs are designed to engage the entire community of the host school, after school, evenings, weekends, school holidays, and during the summer. Activities include homework help, music, dance, cooking, basketball, SAT and college preparation activities, basketball, ESL, Junior Achievement, Girls Scouts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) , service learning, Robotics, Project Based Learning, and much more.

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