In one of Delaware’s most robust Farm to School programs, agriculture students from William Penn High School are learning about farming at Historic Penn Farm. The students plan, sow and grow a variety of fruits and vegetables on four acres of land. Harvested food is put to use in the high school’s culinary program and in cafeterias around Colonial School District. There, kids are introduced to healthy foods that they might not usually eat. It’s a great way to teach kids about healthy local foods!
Just because school is out, doesn’t mean the food goes to waste. Students are hired part time to tend the fields. The harvested produce supplies Colonial School District’s Summer Feed Program, providing free lunches to kids in the community. The Agriculture students also run a summer CSA program. Subscribers can pick up a weekly box of produce from June through August for $200 per share.