Field-to-Fork is a 6-10 week after school club that leads students in grades 3-5 through a discovery of holistic health as they learn hands-on gardening, nutrition, and cooking skills.
Field-to-Fork Club is constantly adapting these days, offered both virtually and following a hybrid model– gardening outside in person and cooking activities happening at home with families. We are grateful for the opportunity mask up and meet with some participants outdoors in their school gardens to dig into the dirt, tend growing crops, move our bodies, and discover more about nutrition and healthy living habits with them.
Each student takes home a small share of vegetables from Iroquois Urban Farm, as well as various pantry items from Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets in order to practice their newfound culinary skills at home with their families. Field-to-Fork Club provides a space for students to learn the connection between growing, preparing, & eating food and empower them to do just that!
In 2020, 91 students and family members gardened, cooked and broke bread together in our guided Field-to-Fork Clubs. 15 zip codes were represented by our new virtual format. All in all, over 1,745 families were provided with activities and produce to encourage learning and discovery.