The latest newsletter from the NH Farm to School Program has arrived chock full of news about local activities here on the Seacoast!
“Chefs Move to Schools” in Portsmouth
“Chefs Move to Schools” is part of the “Lets Move!” campaign initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama. The idea is for chefs to get involved in their communities by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents and school nutrition professionals to educate kids about food and nutrition.
The first ever “NH Chefs Move to Schools” event happened in Portsmouth on October 27. Chef Simon Lamper, owner of “Four” restaurant on State Street in Portsmouth, volunteered to spend half a day at the Little Harbor School helping prepare and serve a harvest meal that featured roast turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted root vegetables, cranberry sauce, local apples from Applecrest Orchard in Hampton Falls and pumpkin muffins. The kids loved seeing a uniformed chef in the kitchen and most chose the harvest lunch over the tunafish sandwich option. Chef Simon plans to make a monthly appearance to encourage the students to eat and try more vegetables. The Little Harbor School also has a school garden that has provided lettuce and tomatoes regularly to the cafeteria.
For more Farm to School stories, including “Stout Oak Farm & Epping Schools” and “Applecrest Farm & Exeter Schools,” the full newsletter can be read here > For more information or to sign up for the NH Farm to School newsletter, go to: www.nhfarmtoschool.org.