A Visit To The Great Kids Farm
Good food grown by great kids. Tom Hall visits Great Kids Farm on Route 40 in Catonsville. The farm is part of the Baltimore City Schools. When he visited the farm a couple of years ago, food from the farm was available in about 14 schools. This year, the salad bars of nearly 60 schools will feature produce grown at the farm by students, under the tutelage of a farm educator, a farm chef, and farm manager Greg Strella, who joins Tom at the farm. Tom also speaks with Chrissa Carlson, the executive director of the Friends of Great Kids Farm. DeAndre 'Dre' Lloyd is a senior at Edmondson-Westside High School and he tells us about his experience growing and learning about the produce.
You can get a taste, literally, of what happens at the Great Kids Farm on Saturday afternoon at their 2nd annual Fall Food and Jazz Festival. The Dunbar HS Jazz Band will play, and you can sample dishes made by culinary students using Great Kids Farm produce. More information here.