In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fall 2020 Field-to-Fork Club is being facilitated remotely, with weekly produce and activity deliveries made to club member’s door steps. 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 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.