- Category: Community News and Events
- Created: Friday, 15 June 2012 18:27
- Written by Paula Diaco
Carol McQuillen, Chair of the nonprofit organization, Common Roots, needed signs for the South Burlington Farmers' Market that's starting its season June 17th. The market has moved to a new location at the Middle/High School parking lot on Dorset Street, which will allow the market to host more vendors.
What was exciting to us, in addition to the market, was Common Roots' whole mission of food-to-school initiatives. Carol talks about the work with true excitement--she loves having families eat healthy, locally grown food, and she loves to see students learning how and where their food comes from.
Common Roots is involved with all five of South Burlington's schools through a variety of initiatives, including Farm 2 Go, School Supported Agriculture, and a Food Education program. All of these programs introduce fresh food, farming practices, or provide food preparation that is served in the local school cafeterias.
Growing children require quality, nutritious food--Bravo, Common Roots, for providing food and education to our local community!