Farm to Table (F2T) Makes its 1st Child Care Delivery!

Only three weeks after the launch of the F2T Child Care Pilot through the City of Seattle’s Early Learning and Family Support (ELFS) division, PSFN has coordinated the first ELFS F2T delivery! Prospect Enrichment Preschool, an Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) was the first ELFS site to make an order and PSFN’s F2T Team was on site Tuesday when they received their first delivery.  Congratulations to Prospect Director, Katherine Carlyle for setting the bar so high so early!

The preschool purchased red potatoes, white turnips, kale, braising mix, kale raab, and radishes from F2T Producer Partner, Full Circle.  Despite the recent floods in the Snoqualmie River Valley, Full Circle has remained a consistent F2T partner and was able to fulfill this exciting first ELFS F2T order!  Prospect’s chef, Scully, prepared the produce that day. The students dined on braised greens, kale chips, and roasted red potatoes – yum! Scully says the school is lucky to have students with such “sophisticated pallets” at age three.

PSFN and the F2T Partnership were lucky to have Martha Baskin of Green Acre Radio (KBCS/91.3FM) present to record the delivery. Martha’s radio feature on this first and very exciting ELFS F2T delivery will air TODAY, Thursday, April 14 at 4:40 PM on KBCS/91.3FM and again on Friday at 7:45 AM and 2:00 PM. It will also be picked up by other Northwest Community Radio stations – KUGS in Bellingham and KSVR in Lynnwood.  The and will also post the transcript.

Check out these great pictures from the delivery:

Bill Brown of Full Circle helps unload the 1st F2T delivery to an ELFS site!

Bill Brown and Prospect Director, Katherine Carlyle, check out the produce

Bill introduces Prospect students to white turnips

Prospect students explore Full Circle’s box of mysterious veggies

The students were great sports and tried lots of raw kale (with mostly rave reviews)!

Bill Brown looks over red potatoes with Prospect’s chef, Scully

Gang’s all here! Full Circle’s Sabrina Wilz looks on as Chef Scully, Bill Brown, and ELFS’ CPPW Project Coordinator, Natalie Thomson, look over the produce

Inspired by the new foods, one student painted a picture of a garden

Excited by the F2T delivery, Prospect teachers integrated lessons on seeds, plants, and gardening

A Prospect teacher helps students plant seeds to grow their own vegetables!

So far, working with the ELFS F2T Child Care pilot has been nothing but fun, and we can’t wait to see more orders come through from more child care sites. Be sure to catch the radio spot TODAY at 4:40 on KBCS/91.3FM!

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