North Winneshiek School students bumped up their observance of Farm to School Month in October by sampling red, yellow and orange sweet peppers purchased from a farmers market vendor.
Erik Sessions, co-owner of Patchwork Green farm located in the North Winn district, delivered the mini peppers to the 6th grade class and then talked to them about his business. He encouraged them to help out in their home gardens, and to visit the farmers market to try some new vegetables.
The 6th graders tasted the peppers and later presented them as a sample to all students and staff during school lunch.
This project was supported by a grant from the Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship “Farm to School to Market” program.