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From farm to school

Earth Guardians make healthy breakfasts with farm-fresh ingredients

Nov. 20, 2017

Chef Michael Bel teaches the Earth Guardians about cooking.The Earth Guardians at RJK Middle School recently participated in a Chef in the Classroom program with Chef Michael Bel, of Sullivan County Community College.

Bel is director of Culinary and Pastry Arts at SUNY Sullivan. He donated his time and expertise to prepare healthy food with the after-school club in celebration of “Farm to School” month.

Members of the club participated in creating three healthy breakfast dishes including oatmeal with fresh fruit, strawberry-filled crepes and mixed fresh vegetable frittata. They also prepared a fresh fruit smoothie as their beverage. It was certainly not your average breakfast.

The Chef project is run by Catskill Edible Garden Project (CEGP). RJK Middle School is a CEGP site. The bounty was from the New Hope Farm at SUNY Sullivan as well as from the middle school’s garden.

Students cut onionsSome of the students tried foods they’d never had before. They liked them and they ate them with zest!

The program was sponsored by Cornell Cooperative, Sullivan Renaissance, Eat Healthy New York and Sullivan 180.


To read more about the event,  click here for the story in the Sullivan County are cooking

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