Support FoodPrints for Giving Tuesday
This year FRESHFARM Markets Giving Tuesday campaign will benefit our FoodPrints Program, which integrates gardening, cooking, and nutrition education into the curriculum at five DC Public Schools. FoodPrints is funded... Read more
FoodPrints Story on NPR
Dear FoodPrints Supporters,
We haven't been in touch for a while and wanted to update you about the incredible growth of our FoodPrints program.
The beautiful Food Lab that you... Read more
FoodPrints Featured on News Channel 4
Did you see our FoodPrints program on NBC Washington last night? Here is the link http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#!/news/local/Edible-Schoolyard--FoodPrints/210891911
We loved showing reporter Liz Crenshaw the edible schoolyard and FoodLab at Watkins Elementary School... Read more
Food Lab Update
Dear Food Lab Supporters,
It is hard to believe that is already been seven months since our Food Lab was complete. We have been busy teaching, learning, gardening, cooking and... Read more
Food Lab is complete!
With great pleasure today, we moved into the beautiful new Food Lab at Watkins. It is an absolutely wonderful space and we are endlessly thankful to each of you for... Read more
Food Lab will be finished this week!
We have reached the final few days of construction on the Food Lab, and while it is still a big mess, the room has truly been transformed. On Friday I... Read more
Food Lab Construction Update
Construction on the Food Lab is continuing. The cabinets have been hung, the appliances have been delivered and the plumbers and electricians are visiting regularly. The measurements for countertops were... Read more
Food Lab Construction has begun!
In addition to thanking you once again, we want to let you know that construction on the Food Lab at Watkins has begun!
We spent the summer meeting... Read more
We are meeting this week with DCPS officials and will send updates on construction plans as we have them. However, in the meantime, we are continuing our fundraising efforts. Kickstarter... Read more
Thank You From Our Students
I had so much fun going to our classrooms to announce the good news. Thank you much for making this dream come true!
We Did It!!!!!
Thanks to over 470 people who pledged their support to build our FoodPrints teaching kitchen at Watkins Elementary School. We have received pledges from as far away as Australia and... Read more
Their pledge was just increased to $7500! Please support our kitchen by working with ThinkFood Group to get us the rest of the way. Continue to use twitter and facebook... Read more
Jose Andres, Rob Wilder and ThinkFood Group are supporting us!
Jose Andres, Rob Wilder and the ThinkFood Group have just pledged $5000 towards our kitchen. They have also tweeted to their 31,000 followers asking for each person to donate $10... Read more
The carrots were delicious!
This afternoon our harvesters got to eat the fruits of their labor. Again, the pictures tell the story better than words.
We have only 4 hours to go. If you... Read more
Our Spring Carrot Harvest
The carrot harvest this morning was WONDERFUL! The video and photos below tell the whole story. We will update you later about how they taste.
Thank you so much for... Read more
Double Your Donation
We have about 24 hours left to meet our goal. We are a little over 50% funded, and are still hopeful we will get there. If you are able to... Read more
2 days to go! Almost 50% funded . . . and two of our favorite recipes.
We have two more days to go and still need a lot of donations to make it to our goal. Please continue to help us get the word out to... Read more
Potato Chive Soup
Here is the delicious soup our students enjoyed this week along with a photograph showing how we have to cook right now. With a real kitchen, we would have an... Read more
Spring Potato Harvest!
Yesterday some of our 3rd graders harvested the spring potato crop, chives, and onions from the garden. They used the potatoes to make a delicious potato soup. I will post... Read more
3rd Grade FoodPrints Journals
We grew a lot of kale in the garden this year, and as you can see from the journals, our students really enjoyed it.
We have only 9 days left... Read more
30% Funded . . . and !st grade journals
Last night we passed the 30 percent mark! With only 12 days left to go we need help from all our supporters to keep getting the word out about our... Read more
Last Friday one of our 3rd grade classes harvested the remaining spinach, lettuce, some sugar snap peas and spring onions from the garden. They used the spinach and spring onions... Read more
First Grade FoodPrints Students Vist FRESHFARM Market at HHS
One of our first grade classes visited the FRESHFARM Market that is held on Wednesdays at the Health and Human Services Building today. This was a terrific opportunity for them... Read more
20% funded! 21 days to go!
As of this evening we have 20% of our goal pledged. With 21 days to go, we are well on our way. Thank you so much for your support!
This... Read more
Donations are 100% tax deductible!
All donations to help build the Watkins Teaching Kitchen are being made to FRESHFARM Markets, which is a 501c3. Because of this non-profit status, your donation is 100% tax deductible. ... Read more
Our First Day
At the end of our first day, we've already passed $2000! All of us involved with FoodPrints and FRESHFARM Markets are thrilled with this opening. Thank you so much for... Read more