In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Spring 2021 Field-to-Fork Club is being facilitated remotely, with weekly produce and activity deliveries made to schools and pickup sites. Currently, families are learning by discovery in their own backyards and kitchens, connecting virtually to share with one another.
Our Field-to-Fork Club 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 prepare a recipe with fresh, seasonal ingredients and complete garden tasks and outdoor activities.
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.