Farm To School Week


G.H. Reid Elementary School

1301 Whitehead Road, Richmond, VA 23225



November 7, 2011 – 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Farm to School Week Kick-Off Assembly – 3rd and 5th graders

Students Assemble in Cafeteria – Video montage of student photos related to Farm to School, Garden, Greenhouse, Harvest Festival, Green Team Welcome and Opening – John Lewis and the Green Team Rap

Introduction of Principal Reginald Williams By John Lewis

Remarks & Introduction of Special Guests By Principal Reginald Williams

*Special Guests – Introductions and Remarks

– Mayor Dwight C. Jones – Mayor of Richmond (Invited)

– Dr. Yvonne Brandon – Superintendent of Richmond City Schools (Invited)

– Olivia Wilson, Promotions and Marketing Manager, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Introductions and Farmer Program Farmers: Dominic Barrett, Steve Miles, Duran Chavis

Apple man and Scarecrow

Farmer Questions from the Students

Closing John Lewis discusses the Potato Head Decorating Contest

Lunch 10:45 a.m. for K-2nd Graders . Specials guests are invited to stay for lunch Farm to School activities, apple man, farmers, and scarecrow

November 8 – Tuesday – Election Day No School


G.H. Reid Elementary School

1301 Whitehead Road, Richmond, VA 23225


November 9, 2011 – Wednesday

Lunch 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Taste test apple varieties

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Community Local Foods Dinner Featuring Virginia Grown seasonal menu items.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Farm to Family Bus Market – Open to the community

November 10, 2011 – Thursday

– Bag Breakfast w/Veggie Muffins

– Potato Head Contest Student Voting

– Display of Farm Art Mural Exhibit in Cafeteria

November 11, 2011 – Friday

9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

 – Greenhouse/Garden Tour

– Obstacle Course and Sack Races

 – Apple Cider – Cider Press Demonstration

The Following Virginia Grown and Special Menu Items Will Be Featured Each Day Apples- Crown Orchard Butternut Squash – Beasley Farms, Studley Cabbage – Snake Creek Farms, Fancy Gap Collard Greens – Edwin Smith Farms, Studley Sweet Potatoes – Kirby Farmers, Mechanicsville Veggie Muffins – Have Your Cake and Eat It Too, Inc

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