Students at Howard L. Goff Middle School were able to taste different types of locally grown carrots and learn about their nutritional benefits on Wednesday in the school cafeteria. They tried both raw rainbow carrots and cooked maple roasted carrots that were harvested from Black Horse Farm in Athens, N.Y., and served by Capital Roots, a nonprofit that provides access to fresh food in the Capital Region.
Scott Fuller, the Capital Roots Farm to School Coordinator, said that the tasting at Goff was the largest participation he has had thus far.
East Greenbush CSD Food Service Manager Phyllis Krug commented that the students are familiar with local fresh vegetables because they are served daily at school.
In addition to the Farm to School education program, Capital Roots has many other programs and services available to the community:
- Taste Good Series, a youth educating program
- Smart Vending
- Veggie Mobile
- Community Gardens
Thank you to Capital Roots for visiting our school and helping to educate our students about healthy food choices!