Farm Field Trip, Local Taste Test and Farmer Visit

Tangipahoa Parish - Martha Vinyard's Cooking Club

Martha Vinyard's Cooking Club Poses for a Photo after Tasting Local Squash

SFA: Tangipahoa Parish School Board

Date: October 2015

Location: Liuzza Family Farms, Martha Vinyard Elementary School

Building upon the success of the cooking club at Martha Vinyard which was created by their school cafeteria manager, a Farm to School program was established in 2015 with the purpose of integrating food and agriculture education along with wellness promotion into the elementary school culture.

Child nutrition staff coordinated a farm field trip to Liuzza Family Farms during National Farm to School Month (October), held a taste test featuring local squash and invited a local farmer to the school who spoke to the students about farming and the importance of knowing where your food comes from and supporting local farmers. School nutrition staff followed the tasting with a nutrition education lesson.