The D.C. Farm to School Network welcomes a new summer intern, Anna Chute!

Hi everyone, my name is Anna Chute and I’ll be interning with the D.C. Farm to School Network at Arcadia for the months of June, July and August. Washington, DC is a brand new city for me and I’m very excited to be here working with such a wonderful organization. You can reach me at anna@dcfarmtoschool.org.

My interest in fresh, local food dates back to growing up in Vermont with a big garden, and has continued through my studies about food insecurity, food deserts, the rise of local food/farmers’ markets, health inequities, and more. I just graduated from Tufts University in Boston, MA with degrees in Community Health and International Relations. I love cooking (especially baking), eating, going to farmer’s markets, and am hoping to develop a greater appreciation for and knowledge of gardening. I also play ultimate frisbee, love doing artsy/crafty things, and have a soft spot for popsicles and smoothies in the summer.

Here are some of the projects I will be involved with this summer:
  • Developing a Harvest of the Month program, complete with posters and materials to be displayed in DC schools, featuring a different local food item each month. We will feature fun facts about each food, provide recipes, and work with school food service operations highlight each seasonal food in school meals. The eventual goal is to develop complimentary lesson materials and activities to help increase kids’ exposure to each food in the classroom, in the cafeteria, and in the home!
  • Becoming a media guru-- organizing the Farm to School newsletters, writing weekly blogs profiling farm to school initiatives from around the country and local programs, keeping the website updated with happenings, and manning the Farm to School twitter!
  • Helping with and attending Farm to School events such as the delicious and beautiful upcoming farm dinner that will be served at Arcadia’s farm (invite available here), the fabulous Bitches who Brunch brunch fundraising event to benefit the D.C. Farm to School Network on July 9th (invite available here), and more.
We’re looking forward to a great summer full of Farm to School fun!

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