Farm to School
This comprehensive program is delivered to all South Burlington School District elementary classrooms.
- Engages preschool – grade 5 students through monthly culinary lessons with taste tests that promote life-long healthy eating habits
- Empowers children to grow and prepare their own food, introducing them to their local food system
- Nurtures positive relationships between children, families and our organic farm
- Currently serving 1,.265 students in 62 classrooms
Students learn about how foods are grown and how food systems bring food to our tables. Our engaging curriculum is presented once a month by a trained Common Roots Educator.
Lessons nurture lifelong healthy eating habits, including encouraging healthy school lunch menu choices. Students experience the colors, tastes, and textures of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and other food products including honey, maple syrup, and herbs.