Golden Grove Marks Farm To School Week

The students at Golden Grove Elementary School celebrated Farm to School Week. Each day, the cafeteria offered local, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. As a culmination, on Thursday, Nov. 21, the celebration happened for the whole day. The day started with a groundbreaking by the new K-2 student gardeners with the help of parents. Materials were donated by the PTO and Dr. Richard Raid of the University of Florida’s SOAR program. After building two new gardens, the children dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans and performed a musical show for the school. Additionally, the students learned to make shapes and colors from vegetables and butter from cream, which they enjoyed along with corn-on-the-cob and oranges from local farms. The celebration was made possible thanks to the help of cafeteria manager Kim Dufort. Shown here, students dressed up for the occasion.