Our Field-to-Fork Club is an after-school program that offers students the opportunity to enhance their culinary abilities, get their hands dirty, and engage in educational activities in a relaxed and joyful environment. Each week, club members work together to prepare a recipe with fresh, seasonal ingredients and complete garden tasks and other activities in their school’s raised beds.
Each student takes home a small share of vegetables from Field Day Family Farm and 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 2019, 110 students and family members gardened, cooked and broke bread together, and took home weekly, no-cost produce shares to put new skills into practice. 81% of students learned to prepare healthy recipes using vegetables, and 73% increased involvement in cooking at home.