From the Farm to the Table

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Students enjoyed a week of visiting farms and cooking with Ms. Martin and Ms. Patty.  The opportunity to visit working farms and cook with fresh ingredients was the goal of this week. The teachers mixed in a big dose of fun, and they found a recipe for one great week of Summer Academy. (They also returned to school with some great ideas for our own garden!)


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Some of the farms visited included Tracy’s Roadside Produce, Schloz Farm, Bradner Gradens Park, and Canter-berry Farms.  The students learned how to prepare corn on the cob, raspberry cobbler, and freezer jam to name a few things.  If you would like some of the recipes they prepared, we have recipe cards ready to share. There was also a great start to creating paper mache fish as a reminder to the campers to keep a balanced diet.

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The real beauty of this year’s Summer Academy came alive as older students helped younger students to be successful in the kitchen, van, playground and field trips.  Middle school and high school students guided younger campers in second, third and fourth grade while working on art projects and recipes.  It is the one of  the elements of Academy Schools that draws people to our campus and keeps them coming back year after year, summer after summer. Students and their families become part of a community that nurtures growth of mind and character.

 

 

 

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