CHAUTAUQUA - The Chautauqua Health Action Team, a coalition of health and community organizations, will be holding a Farm to School Mixer on Monday from 5-7:30 p.m. at Bellinger Hall in the Chautauqua Institution.
A panel of food service directors and farmers will speak about local food procurement options and farm-based educational opportunities for schools. A second panel about school gardens will feature individuals who serve as resources for developing school gardens and two schools. A local meal will be prepared by the chefs of the Athenaeum Hotel and time will be given for networking between schools, farms, and agencies.
The target audience is: school food service directors and cafeteria staff, school business managers and administrators in charge of purchasing for the cafeteria, local farmers and distributors, and invested community partners.
Reservations are required by Friday. Register at tinyurl.com/2013F2SMixer or call 664-9502, ext. 202 or 753-4771.
The program is sponsored by Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play, the Athenaeum, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the various organizations involved with the Chautauqua Health Action Team.