Farm to School
Farm-to-School in Beacon City Schools
The mission of Farm to School in Beacon is to improve nutrition education, support the health of our children, reduce hunger, and combat childhood obesity. Common Ground Farm works in concert with the Beacon City School District and Hudson Valley Seed to provide a comprehensive food education program for the Beacon city schools.
Common Ground Farm is committed to providing field trips to the farm, Chef in the Classroom visits, and Farmer in the Classroom visits to South Avenue and JV Forrestal Elementary, the two schools with the highest rates of free and reduced lunch eligible families in the school district.
Our goals include growing the programming to support all four elementary schools and Rombout middle school, increasing access to fresh food among all the families of children in the Beacon school community, and support food services’ ability to provide healthful food for our children.