Farm to School

Our Localvore Journey

For the past seven years NewBrook has been growing their farm to school program. Several years ago we constructed raised bed "teaching gardens" in the school yard that are used both during the school year and during the summer camp programs. We are happy to be in our sixth year of a school lunch program that brings local foods to the cafeteria tables for breakfast and lunch. We also were the recipients of a sizable farm to school grant and have been working hard to design and implement lots of exciting new programs with this added resource. As if that weren't enough, we also received another grant several years ago to purchase and install a salad bar in our school cafeteria space. Students will now be given many more fresh, local options of fruits and veggies with each meal at school.