May 19, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 PM
At Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
REC and Tower Hill Botanic Garden
invite you to support urban agriculture and Worcester’s food justice movement at our upcoming event!
2016 Farmers Gala!!
Spring tasting menu, by Pepper’s Fine Catering!
Local beer wall!
Silent and live auctions!
All in a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting!
We hope to see you there!
Tickets available now!
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!
Questions? Contact the REC:
Submit your Recipe for Farm to School Success!
Do you have a great idea for farm to school success?
We want to hear it!
Mass. Farm to School is excited to announce the Farm to School Recipe for Success contest.
The contest is sponsored by Northeast Regional Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network and is designed to find and share the most innovative projects and ideas in Northeast Farm to School programs. We’re not looking for cooking recipes, but for great activities, lessons, strategies and projects that improve food and farm education, school meal programs, farm to school connections and more.
Enter your recipe by March 2 for a chance at $500 in cash prizes, free registrations to the Northeast Farm to Institution Summit, and a chance to present and share your great work.
CLICK HERE for more information!
The Farm to Institution Summit is a first-year conference that will bring together leaders from the Northeast who are working to get more local and regional food into schools, colleges, health care and other institutions.
Please join us — and up to 800 other farm to institution advocates — for three exciting days of learning, sharing, exploring and connecting.
The Farm to Institution Summit will be held at UMass Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts on April 7-9, 2015. Learn more and register at www.farmtoinstitution.org/summit.
The Summit is hosted by Farm to Institution New England in collaboration with the National Farm to School Network, Health Care Without Harm, Farm to Institution New York State and other partners.
Scholarships available! Scholarship applications will be accepted until March 2.
Please visit the conference website as they add more info about the programming — keynotes, workshop descriptions, and more: www.farmtoinstitution.org/summit.
A Season of Celebration and of Change
While we work all year long to make sure locally grown foods find their way into school cafeterias, October is a month to truly celebrate local food with our friends near and far. Here in Massachusetts the harvest is at its autumn peak! It’s National Farm to School Month and around the US school districts are showcasing their unique ways of bringing the farm to the fork. Mass. Farm to School Project kicked off the month with our 7th annual Harvest for Students Week. And, of course, Food Day is a major October highlight too.
We heard from many colleges, independent, and public schools about their Harvest Week activities. From a week of all-local menus to the unveiling of a new salad bar to classroom walks to the farmers market, students got to enjoy local food in their school meals and connect with the community about where their food comes from. Thanks for participating! …
To read entire newslet, click here! – R. Tirella