How can one little tomato change a whole generation of kids?
Just in case you were wondering:
NH School Food purchased approximately $62,000 worth of CT Grown produce so far for 2010. The poundage is estimated at 134,800lbs.
Not too shabby since we are still taking baby steps. We are working hard to increase that amount significantly. As committed we are to serve delicious, real food to our young diners we are also committed to supporting CT farmers. Our reach and buying power can and WILL help preserve farmland in CT! Who would have thought that by feeding children real, local food that we can not only make a difference in the life of a child but retain precious farmland?
We purchase a significant amount of apples, peaches, pears and plums but also purchase many vegetables, especially the important colored ones; grren and orange. For veggies we buy red potatoes, sweet potatoes, romaine, spinach, butternut squash, eggplant, tomatoes, collard greens, peppers, carrots, corn and herbs.
These products do not include any student grown vegetables that are grown in the multitude of school gardens around the city or items that the students from the Sound School grow.
In New Haven, not only do we feed our children great food we also teach them to be stewards to the earth through our agriculture & aquaculture programs and school gardens.
Now to ask that same question again: How can one little tomato change a whole generation of kids?