MPS 5th annual Farm to School Community BBQ 9.22.16

Can you ‘ear’ us now? We said the fifth annual Farm to School Community BBQ is next Thursday…and it’s free!

 

MINNEAPOLIS – Join Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) for the fifth annual Farm to School Community BBQ on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and see why MPS is the leader in serving fresh, local food. The Farm to School program at MPS has grown into a national model for serving fresh, sustainably grown, local food in school meals. This year, we are working with more than 15 different local farms and businesses to serve our students high-quality, true food.

Come meet our partner farmers, eat delicious local food and talk with True Food Chef Council members who support the district’s commitment to scratch cooking, food integrity and healthy eating. There will also be live music, bike blender smoothies and lots of activities to learn about nutrition, food waste and more.

And you won’t want to miss the V.I.P. Corn-Shucking Contest at 6 p.m. Watch as Board Director Josh Reimnitz, City Councilman Jacob Frey and State Senator Bobby Joe Champion team up with MPS students and race to see who will be crowned “Corn-Shucker Extraordinaire” (unofficial title).

What:                   FREE Farm to School Community BBQ
When:                  Thursday, Sept. 224:30-7:30 p.m 
Where:                MPS Culinary and Wellness Services’ parking lot         812 N. Plymouth Ave.Minneapolis, MN 55411 

Learn more about MPS’ Farm to School program at nutritionservices.mpls.k12.mn.us/f2s_program. For more information on the True Food Chef Council, visit nutritionservices.mpls.k12.mn.us/true_food_chef_council.