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Students: Celebrate Farm to School Month with artwork and recipe contests

Davis Farm to School celebrates Farm to School Month in October with art and recipe contests for all Davis Joint Unified students.

Recipe entries will be compiled into an online cookbook, and the grand prize recipe will be presented as a school lunch. The grand prize artwork will appear on a school menu calendar.

In addition, the top three Recipe and Art entrants in each category will each receive $ 50 in gift cards, including gift cards generously donated by Davis Farmers Market and Avid Reader. The judging categories are elementary (K-6), middle school (7-9) and high school (10-12).

This year Davis Farm to School marks its 20-year partnership with Davis Joint Unified School District. A program of the Davis Farmers Market Alliance nonprofit, Davis Farm to School promotes access to learning in the garden, reduces waste through composting and recycling programs, and improves school meals using more local products. The program includes visits to local farms by second year DJUSD students.

“With the recent return to in-person learning, school gardens provide an important opportunity for students to connect – with each other and with their campus – some for the first time since March 2020,” said Meghan Russell, Executive Director of Davis Farm to School. . This competition highlights the importance of these programs.

Meanwhile, school meals are more important than ever. California recently allowed free school meals to all public school students.

The registration deadline is Friday, October 29. Email submissions – with student’s full name, school, and grade level – to [email protected] Digital art images can be emailed or dropped off at the student’s school office. Questions can also be submitted to this email.

Recipe entries must be reproducible by school nutrition staff and contain at least one local product from the following list: Fall: Apples, kiwis, pears, persimmons, tomatoes, winter squash, cooked greens, vegetables roots. Winter: Mandarins, oranges, grapefruits, broccoli, cabbage, sweet potatoes, beets, dried beans, Spring: Avocados, dried fruits, strawberries, berries, asparagus, carrots, peas, spinach, cucumber. Summer: grapes, melons, peaches, nectarines, plums, corn, green beans, potatoes, green salad, peppers, zucchini.

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