Landing Students Enjoy Asparagus Tasting

Landing Students Enjoy Asparagus Tasting
Landing Students Enjoy Asparagus Tasting
Landing Students Enjoy Asparagus Tasting
Landing Students Enjoy Asparagus Tasting
Landing Students Enjoy Asparagus Tasting
Landing Students Enjoy Asparagus Tasting
Landing Students Enjoy Asparagus Tasting
District students are enjoying a delicious, nutritious treat thanks to the Farm to School program funded by a grant from the NYS Dept of Agriculture.
 
According to district Child Nutrition Director Kim Coopersmith, the students’ first tasting was asparagus and the next will be spinach. 

“We will be bringing in different crops based on what’s in season over the next two years for the students to taste. Hopefully, these relationships we are building with the local farms will be a lasting relationship, and we hope to incorporate some of the favorites into our regular menus,” Coopersmith said.

At each school, students are taking part in conversations with Farm to School Coordinator Bhavani Jaroff about the taste of “green foods,” the nutritional value of asparagus, and are learning the plant is a perennial.

According to the National Farm to School Network, Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.

The voluntary taste test began at Landing School on May 28. It will continue to all district schools before wrapping up on June 4.