Students at Lincoln Elementary received a special treat...fresh, local spinach!
AmeriCorps VISTA Farm to School Coordinator, Sara Reveile, helped organize this event with partners from Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) and Prescott Farmers Market (PFM). Juan and Keeton Aguiar harvested six pounds of spinach from their farm, Blooming Reed Farm in Paulden specifically for this special event.
Mrs. Reveile and a team of volunteers washed, chopped, dressed and served the spinach to nearly 300 students. While the kids ate lunch, Prescott Farmers Market Executive Director, Kathleen Yetman, shared photos of the couple and their farm and spoke about local agriculture. YCCHS Health Educator, Sharmel Jordan, shared simple recipe ideas and nutritional information.
Farm to School is a nation-wide movement to connect kids to food through school gardens, nutrition education and sourcing locally grown ingredients for school meals. Lincoln Elementary has participated in local produce taste tests since 2014 and has a thriving school garden. Farm to School taste tests are a well-loved tradition in the Prescott Unified School District and in schools across the nation.
Media Contact: Sara Reveile, AmeriCorps VISTA Farm to School [email protected](928) 710-5425