FRESHFARM's food education program in partnership with DC Public Schools

FoodPrints is an education project of FRESHFARM that integrates gardening, cooking, and nutrition education into the curriculum at partner elementary schools. Watch the FoodPrints video to see our program in action. 

Sweet September

This is one of the very best moments of the year, right here, right now. The sweltering heat of August has mostly faded out, but our days are still warm and bright with refreshingly cool nights. September is perhaps the most abundant month at the farmers markets, when late summer produce gives its last hurrah, while autumn's bounty starts sneaking in. You can still enjoy ripe heirloom tomatoes, juicy peaches, and corn. But now sweet butternut squash, broccoli, and the crispest apples are making an appearance, too. Meanwhile, the furious rush of Back-To-School has slowed and students are settling in to the rhythms of the school year. It's the best of both worlds. Savor September while you can!
Below, enjoy a few photos from this year's FoodPrints lessons so far.

Students plant seedlings at our newest school garden, School Without Walls at Francis Stevens.

Enthusiastic veggie-eaters at Tyler.

The Tyler students are kitchen pros!

Harvesting at Tyler.

Members of the FoodPrints Team pose with groceries from sponsor Whole Foods Market

Francis-Stevens kids gently water their garden.

A Tyler 2nd grader makes a collage to show the different edible parts of plants.

Super Salad Chefs!