Welcome! Login | Register
 

Where Will You WOO?  - Week of September 21, 2017—Where Will You WOO? - Week of September…

DUI Checkpoint in Worcester County This Weekend Sept. 22 & 23—DUI Checkpoint in Worcester County This Weekend Sept.…

The Most Fun Cities in America - See Where Worcester Ranks—The Most Fun Cities in America - See…

Newport Manners & Etiquette: How To Ask For A Raise & Money Owed & Therapy Ethics—Newport Manners & Etiquette: How To Ask For…

Jazz Legend Marsalis to Open Music Worcester’s 2017-18 Season—Jazz Legend Marsalis to Open Music Worcester's 2017-18…

Bradley Jr. Scores on Wild Pitch, Red Sox Edge Orioles 1-0 in 11 Innings—Bradley Jr. Scores on Wild Pitch, Red Sox…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Artichokes in Crisp Shells—Chef Walter's Flavors + Knowledge: Artichokes in Crisp…

Three Police Officers Injured While Chasing Hit-&-Run Suspect—Three Police Officers Injured While Chasing Hit-&-Run Suspect

Horowitz: The False Choice - Focusing on Hurricane Victims or Climate Change—Horowitz: The False Choice - Focusing on Hurricane…

Worcester Public Library to Host 4th Annual Volunteer Fair—Worcester Public Library to Host 4th Annual Volunteer…

 
 

Sen. Gobi, Rep. Madden Honored With “Kale Blazers” Award at MA Farm & Sea to School Conference

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

 

Sen. Ann Gobi

Senator Ann Gobi and State Rep. Tim Madden were awarded the "Kale Blazers" award at the fourth Massachusetts Farm & Sea to School Conference. The award recognizes individuals who advocate for arm to school programs across the state. 

“I am incredibly honored to receive the first ever “Kale Blazer” award. Farm to School programs have had great success and I have been proud to work with Rep. Madden, our colleagues and Mass Farm to School to expand them across the Commonwealth,” said Senator Gobi. 

The Conference 

Almost 400 teachers, farmers, chefs and advocates representing communities from Provincetown to the Berkshires got together for the fourth Massachusetts Farm & Sea to School Conference. 

“Bringing all of these people together for this conference is really important for building the farm to school movement in Massachusetts. Participants learn from each other and leave inspired to bring new ideas back to their own communities,” said Mass. Farm to School Co-Director, Simca Horwitz. 

The conference featured seafood cooking demonstrations, curriculum development intensives and offered those looking to get students excited about local food and agriculture the tools to do so. 

Conference workshops covered topics including procuring local food for institutions, garden based learning, nutrition education, and cooking with farm fresh foods. 

The event also included a producer-buyer networking session where school food chefs could meet directly with farmers and fishermen to develop new sales relationships.  

Farm to School Programs 

Farm to School programs grown across the country in recent years, with a wide range of impacts on local economies, student health, and learning. 

Massachusetts has been at the head of this movement, with a statewide program since 2004. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Census finds that 171 Massachusetts school districts are helping 422,000 students gain access to healthy, local foods and helping school cafeterias spend an estimated $10.2 million on Massachusetts produced food.

Click here for more information. 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
Delivered Free Every
Day to Your Inbox