Hi, I'm Julian and I’m a proud member of the ChopChop Kids Advisory Board. Today I am going to tell you about urban farming and how it helps communities get access to healthy foods for a healthy living. Many kids take food for granted such as vegetables or foods they don't like. But they should keep in mind that there are some people that don't have much money and may not have much access to fresh foods because there aren't many grocery stores close by.
This is our last week receiving the Siena Farms Kids’ Share. This week, we are using our share to prepare dishes for a special holiday—Thanksgiving! Our Kids’ Share included Honeynut Squash, Leeks, Carrots, Savoy Cabbage, Purple-Top Turnip, Salanova Lettuce, Shallots, and Apples. The surprise was a kid’s chef’s knife. This is a great share for holiday side dishes.
Winter vegetable season is in full swing! This week’s share proved this to be true with vegetables including Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, Honeynut Squash, Broccoli, Scallions, Leeks, Carrots, Watermelon Radish, Arugula, and a few Siena Farms pins for the surprise!
After months of fundraising and planning, we have officially broke ground on the ChopChop Test Kitchen! It’s only the beginning, but we’re off to a great start, including bench construction and kitchen framework being set. We will be periodically posting updates in the upcoming weeks—check it out: