Farm to School Summer Fun!

Spring is in the air and the Farm to School Program happy to announce two new offerings for the coming summer the Farm to School Summer Camp & Farm to Fork Cooking Classes for Kids.

Farm to School Summer Camp

The Farm to School Summer Camp will inspire the next generation of healthy eaters and environmental ambassadors though an exciting and engaging exploration of our local food system. Campers will learn about soil, seeds, and nutrition through fun, hands-on activities that include planting seeds, harvesting crops, cooking, crafting and learning about our island farms.

  • Begins July 11th and runs through August 19th
  • The Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Farm to School Garden
  • Open to students ages 6-10 years old
  • The fee per camper is $190/week
  • Click here to register through the Nantucket Community School

*Funding for the Farm to School Program is provided in part though generous grants by the Nantucket Golf Club and Beverly A. and David H. Barlow

Farm to Fork Cooking Classes for Kids

These cooking lessons combine culinary education with lessons around locally grown produce, sustainable agriculture and nutrition. Our recipes will tie together lessons taught in the Farm to School Garden to bring the story full circle for the young chefs. Funding for NantucketGrown™ educational programming provided in part by a generous grant though the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s ReMain Nantucket Fund

  • Begins July 12th and runs through August 18th
  • Cooking classes are held at the Nantucket Culinary Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Tuesdays from 1:30 pm -3:00 pm for chefs ages 6-9 years
  • Thursdays from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm for chefs ages 10-13 years
  • Fee for the class is $30/lesson

 

Below are our lesson themes provided by Kids Cooking Green

July 12th & 14th– Beelicious: While learning the science behind bees build your own yogurt and homemade-honey granola parfait with fresh fruit.
July 19th & 21st– Green Eggs: Students will learn about the importance of chickens on the farm and create their own green eggs in a “basket”.
July 26th & 28th – Power Bites: This nutrition based lesson will empower kids to whip up their own energy bites for snacks or lunch box treats while learning about and using the three macronutrients.
August 2nd & 4th – Pasta Party: Explore the value of cooking from scratch sourcing local ingredients. Students will make homemade pasta to make a ravioli filled with fresh produce.
August 9th & 11th – Smoothie Bowls: Focusing on native fruits students will learn the importance of eating the rainbow of fruits and veggies. This fun class will incorporate a TV network style food competition to teach the students to mix up their own smoothies.
August 16th & 18th – Eat the Whole Plant: This science-based cooking class will teach about the various parts of the plant and how each contributes to the development of the whole nutrient dense foods. We will be creating individual veggie tarts using root, stems, leaves, and flowers.

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*Funding for Sustainable Nantucket’s 2016 NantucketGrown™ educational programming provided in part through a generous grant by the Community Foundation’s ReMain Nantucket Fund.