October Harvest of the Month: Cherry Tomatoes

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October Harvest of the Month: Cherry Tomatoes

With Virginia Farm to School Week on their minds, students across Charlottesville today snacked on juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes as the featured crop for October for the Harvest of the Month Program. These beautiful, brightly colored tomatoes were sourced through the Local Food Hub and freshly picked from farms around the area. As is the case each month, we are again so thankful for the partnership of the Charlottesville City Schools Nutrition Staff and the Local Food Hub for helping to make this program happen. We also appreciate the dedication of our City Schoolyard Garden Coordinators and volunteers that helped to distribute thousands of cherry tomatoes to the students this morning.

It was quite fitting that this month’s Harvest of the Month snack date fell on Virginia Farm to School Week, since Harvest of the Month is meant to highlight seasonal, locally-sourced produce in the Charlottesville City Schools and connect students through experience and learning to the wonderful crops we have available in our area. Today’s snack joined the many activities happening around Charlottesville and the state this week that celebrate our local farmers and connect students to where their food comes from. We hope that this month’s Harvest of the Month snack teaches students about Virginia’s rich agricultural community and helps them to connect their schoolyard gardens to the broader agricultural system.

Here are a few fun photos from this morning’s snack delivery:

Rod Crawford from the Local Food Hub delivering Cherry Tomatoes for Harvest of the Month.

Rod Crawford from the Local Food Hub delivering Cherry Tomatoes for Harvest of the Month.

 

Locally grown from around our area!

Locally grown from around our area!

 

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Yum, look at those tomatoes!!

 

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Look at those smiling faces!

For more information on Harvest of the Month – check out our HoM program page.

Student at Burnley-Moran enjoying this morning's Harvest of the Month snack.

Student at Burnley-Moran enjoying this morning’s Harvest of the Month snack.

 

Venable Garden Coordinator, Ashley Crank, helping out with this morning's snack distribution.

Venable Garden Coordinator, Ashley Crank, helping out with this morning’s snack distribution.