Here's an example of what we're looking for in a video submission...
Elementary Third to Fifth grade:
What is your favorite vegetable? Show us and tell us about it! Vegetables in Berks County have seasons; even in winter, some foods are still being grown and harvested, such as turnips, cabbage, potatoes and brussels sprouts. Winter veggies are grown in tunnels, which are plastic-enclosed spaces where the temperature stays warm even when it's snowing outside. Demonstrate how you like to eat your favorite vegetable. Can you eat it year-round?
What do you love about Ag? Berks County has more than 1,800 farms, according to the Census of Agriculture. The average size farm is 124 acres and the main products are livestock (animals), poultry and crops. Have you ever noticed how many dairy farms there are in Berks County? Is there a certain breed of cow that's preferred for her milk? Investigate a little known fact about ag in Berks County, and share it!
Has your family changed the way they shop for food during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Reading Eagle reports: "As physical distancing and store shortages affect our lives and the COVID-19 pandemic continues into a second year, farmers are experiencing a surge of direct sales (this means buying directly from a farmer; no middle man). The situation presents challenges for farmers and for the consumers who want to buy their products." If your family was frustrated by shortages of beef, milk or eggs, did you try to buy those foods from farmers' markets or on-site farm stores (such as Way-Har Market in Bernville, which has more than just ice cream). In your video, show how you or your family has obtained food differently in the year of COVID-19.