Lemonade anyone? The elementary 4H club, Namaste Friends, has been been running a booth and selling drinks at the Trumansburg Farmer’s market on Wednesday afternoons from May through September, since 2012! This year our flavors are Hibiscus Mint, Peach Earl Grey, and Lavender Lemonade, and our drinks have been prepared for us by Mama Said Cafe in Ulysses. Make sure to stop in and thank them for us!
The Namastea 4H project offers opportunities for students to learn basic food safety and service skills, to greet and answer customer questions, and to exchange money. The children also help keep track of inventory and sales, and those who are really ambitious can help determine profit based on the cost of ingredients and supplies and the money we take in at the market each week. The money goes toward Namaste 4H Club projects, which include animal care (raising chickens, showing goats and guinea pigs), public presentations, robotics, handwork, woodworking, arts and crafts, STEM projects and field trips to area educational sites, such as the Johnson Museum, the Museum of the Earth, Cornell University, and area libraries. Annual 4H trips for the older students include a camping trip to an area state park, and a city trip to Pittsburgh, PA!