News Release

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  6500 East Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80301

9/28/2016
For Immediate Release
  Contact:

​Laura Smith, BVSD School Food Project - laura.a.smith@bvsd.org
office: 720-561-6005 / cell: 303-619-6609

BVSD Communications - 720-561-5825


 

BVSD Harvest Festival is Sunday, Oct. 2 at Casey Middle School


BOULDER: The Boulder Valley School District’s Food Services Department, also known as the BVSD School Food Project,  is excited to announce the third annual Harvest Festival this Sunday, October 2 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) at Casey Middle School (1301 High St, Boulder, CO 80304). The festival will showcase the season, local food, and programs in BVSD schools and the community that are working towards making local food work – with an emphasis on farm-to-school initiatives and healthy eating.

*Media are welcome to attend!*

Media are invited to attend the event in the Casey Middle School courtyard 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and observe the Iron Chef Competition in the Casey cafeteria 12-1:30 p.m.

The Harvest Festival will feature booths from BVSD Farmer Partners, Ollin Farm and Jones Farms Organics, plus samples of La Casita tamales and BVSD’s Harvest of the Month Tomato and Cucumber Salad. The BVSD food truck, Munchie Machine will be there with fresh, delicious meals for the whole family. Community members are invited to participate in the Seed Swap and learn more about how to grow, harvest, clean, dry, and store seeds from their home gardens.


Nearly 20 local food and healthy lifestyle organizations will host booths to share kids activities, garden lessons and giveaways. They include the Growe Foundation, Growing Gardens, The Kitchen Community, Chef Ann Foundation, BVSD Safe Routes to Schools, Boulder County Farmers’ Markets, Eco-Cycle Green Star Schools, CU Museum of Natural History and more. There will be a professional pumpkin carver, face painting, raffle for Market Bucks, silent auction fundraiser, pumpkin painting for kids, and live music by the Heartstring Hunters.

During the Harvest Festival, the BVSD School Food Project will host an Iron Chef Competition for BVSD elementary students. Eight teams of elementary school students from around the district will compete to create a healthy afterschool snack using ingredients from a pantry provided. Teams will be judged by students, Food Services District Managers and Food Services Director Chef Ann Cooper.

Sponsored by the Lifetime Foundation and Lucky’s Market South Boulder, the Harvest Festival is an event for the young, the old and everyone in between!

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