Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Measuring for Success at Haldane Elementary School's Garden!

Second graders from Mrs. Scrocca's class honed their measuring skills in the Haldane School Garden last week.

Armed with centimeter rulers and meter sticks, the children measured the garden beds, tomato plants, dried beans, and Haldane's very own banana plant. (That measured 1.8 meters in height!)

This young girl showed off her whopping 90 centimeter bean to the whole class!

Mrs. Scrocca said, "What better way for the students to understand the concepts of centimeters and meters than to measure things in the real world!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October is National Farm to School Month!

Take a look at what Haldane Elementary School is doing for National Farm to School Month:

Click below to see Haldane's calendar of events.

Haldane Farm to School Month

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Now Online: Nearly 50 Kid Tested and Approved Chef in the Classroom Recipes from Haldane, GUFS and Beacon City School Districts

Come take a look at our new recipe page! I posted every recipe we've made since the beginning of Hudson Valley Farm to School's initiative in 2010. They are easy and fun to browse through, alphabetized by fruit or vegetable.

Try one of our delicious chef's recipes today! Go to Recipes page

Monday, September 29, 2014

Haldane Farm to School: Great Start to a New Year!

We had a great farm to school week at Haldane Elementary School! 

On Monday Chef Nick taught the 3rd graders how to make a classic tomato sauce with fresh basil, oregano, thyme, garlic, and tomatoes. All from Haldane's own garden! It was a unanimous thumbs up!

The same day, Mrs. Scrocca's 2nd graders made kale chips from kale they picked from the school garden.

And the next day, Mrs. Cretara's kindergarteners made apple chips from apples they picked at Fishkill Farms.

We closed the week with local, organic corn on the cob and a local salad bar with greens and carrots from Glynwood Farm.

What a week!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

We're in Hudson Valley Magazine!

Check out this month's issue of Hudson Valley Magazine:

Any adult who says that kids don’t like vegetables has no idea!” declares Sandy McKelvey. Over the past four and a half years, the Cold Spring-based founder ofHudson Valley Farm to School has been bringing farmers, chefs — and vegetables by the bucketload — into classrooms in the Haldane, Garrison, and Beacon school districts. Read more: