Green Fields Country Day School offers fresh produce program

2013-08-28T15:00:00Z Green Fields Country Day School offers fresh produce programPhil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Green Fields Country Day School works with Sleeping Frog Farms to sell fresh produce to customers in a community supported agriculture program, which started in January.

Customers pay a subscription fee and pick up baskets of assorted farm-raised fruits and vegetables Thursday afternoons. Members also get to meet the farmers and receive weekly newsletters with recipies.

The produce is grown via environmentally conscious farming practices designed to leave a minimal carbon footprint and produce tastier crops.

“This is a perfect fit for Green Fields,” said Becky Cordier, Green Fields Head of School, in a news release. “We want to encourage healthy eating for our families and neighbors – and are committed to supporting locally sourced food and sustainable farming. Our lower-school students grow produce and herbs in the garden and greenhouse, raise chickens for their eggs and sponsor a small monthly farmer’s market of their own, donating the proceeds to a charity they select.”

Memberships cost $300 for 12 weeks, and the produce can be picked up between 3 and 4:30 0p.m. Thursdays at the school, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra. The deadline to enroll is Sept. 5. To register, visit www.greenfields.org online.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.

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