Hudson Valley Farm to School gets kids excited about vegetables and eating real food. Through hands-on programs, kids learn about what they eat, where their food comes from and how to make healthier choices.
During National Farm to School Month, Hudson Valley Farm to School hosted events in three New York school districts. Activities included a Farmer in the Classroom visit and farm tours, where students were allowed to pick vegetables, collect eggs, feed animals and prepare a harvest feast.
Haldane fourth graders studying Native Americans visited their school garden’s “Three Sisters” bed and listened to a parent volunteer read the legend of The Three Sisters. Students picked dried corn and pounded it in an old-fashioned stone mortar and pestle. The following week, during a Chef in the Classroom visit, they prepared traditional Native American Corn Succotash. One parent commented, “My picky eater (so labeled by his 2 year old sister) just requested that I make the Traditional Corn Succotash that they made in school this week – amazing!”
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