Food for Thought

Sidney Students Sample “Cowboy Caviar”

Written by Kevin Brouillard:On March 21st, Sidney students sampled "cowboy caviar" - a mix of corn, tomatoes, onion, kidney beans, and black beans. In order to keep up with demand, a dozen student volunteers rolled up their sleeves to dice tomatoes, chop onions, and...

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Sidney Hosts a Bean Growing Competition!

Written by Kevin Brouillard Fifth grade students at Sidney Elementary School in Mr. Gray’s gardening class are two weeks into the Big Bold Bounteous Blooming Bean Contest. Each student was tasked with growing two bean pots for the competition – a control group and an...

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Homer Brink: The Maple Project

Written by Maggie Caroompas Last week, Homer Brink Elementary School in the Maine-Endwell School District completed the first step of their Maple Project! Students braved the cold to learn how to identify maple trees and the process of tapping the trees. They even got...

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Sidney Students Enjoy a “Snack Attack”

Written by Kevin Brouillard:On February 14th, Sidney Elementary School students prepared and sampled bruschetta as part of the school's monthly "Snack Attack" taste test. Fifth graders took the lead on dicing ingredients and guiding younger students in garnishing...

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Northeast Farm to School Institute at the Shelburne Inn, VT

Written by Jessica Barbini: Shelburne Farms is a 1,400 acre area of pastures, woodlands, gardens, and historic buildings  fixed along Lake Champlain that seeks to “inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future.” Restored to its original splendor, the Inn,...

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Christian’s Goodbye Message

~ Reflecting back on the last twenty months I have spent here at FaHN and with the Rural Health Network, I ask myself: how can I begin to express my love and gratitude for the kind-hearted folks I have had the opportunity to do this incredible work with? Perhaps some...

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VINES Farm Share in Whitney Point

VINES Farm Share, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program based in Binghamton, NY, initially began as the result of a 2012 study performed by the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) in Oneonta, NY. The study focused on increasing...

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April Spotlight: Sidney Central School District Gardens

In honor of National Garden Month, our April Spotlight are the Sidney Central School District’s Elementary School Gardens. Tom Lewis, our Food Access and Development Coordinator spoke with Josh Gray, a teacher at Sidney CSD, Co-Chair of the Sidney Wellness Committee,...

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National School Breakfast Week Story

School breakfast fights hunger, improves nutrition, and empowers children to learn. In New York, 747,881 children participate daily in the school breakfast program. Learn more about school breakfast by visiting the Food Research and Action Center, School Nutrition...

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