Friday, March 20, 2015

Recipes for Success Contest Winner Announcement

Thank you to Farm to Institution New England for recognizing the hard work of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC)! In collaboration with the Somerville Farm to School Project, the SFLC held Literacy Pop-Up Events at 8 Somerville schools in June 2014 that were attended by over 500 families. The events provided parents with creative ways to teach reading skills through the lens of food, from taste tests to grocery store scavenger hunts to food diaries and more. Thank you to the SFLC for their amazing work!


The following is a repost from the Farm to Institute New England:
The votes are in and we are thrilled to announce the winners in the Northeast Farm to School Recipes for Success Contest!

Grand Prize ($300 prize): Iron Chef – Salad Challenge
Elizabeth Lichtenberg from Alton Central School in Alton Bay, NH

Runner Up ($100 prize): Raising a Reader – Food Literacy Workshop
Karyn Novakowski from Somerville Farm to School Project in Somerville, MA


Runner Up ($100 prize): Farm to Protein
Misse Axelrod from Washington South Supervisory Union in Roxbury, VT

Featured projects to be highlighted in the Farm to School Recipes for Success online cookbook!

·         The Incredible Edible Soil by Caroline Moore, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, Gardiner, ME

·         Please Hear Us: Students’ Ideas on Making School Food Better by Nicole Bourdon, Springfield Food Policy Council School Nutrition Committee, Springfield, MA

·         Nutrition Education Stations by Laura Collaro and Kathy Alexander, ANESU Food Service Cooperative, Bristol, VT

·         Plant, Harvest, Tomato and Potato! By Wendy Collins, Kittery School Nutrition Program, Kittery, ME

·         A Food Affair to Remember: Strengthening the Community and the Individual One Meal at a Time by Caelan Keenan, The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond, VT

·         Exploring, Saving and Fundraising with Seeds by Claire Lafave, Island Grown Schools, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

·         Native, Edible Outdoor Classroom by Deirdre Holmes, Charlotte Central School, Charlotte, VT

Register today (http://www.farmtoinstitution.org/summit) for the Farm to Institution Summit, April 7-9, and hear these inspiring leaders tell the stories of their recipes for success.

And stay tuned! We’ll be releasing these great recipes online in early April. Watch http://www.farmtoinstitution.org/f2s-recipes for more info.


Content provided by FINE: Farm to Institution New England

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