The Lunchbox to serve free samples of winter squash

in Barton/Craftsbury/Irasburg/Island Pond/Newport/News


NEWPORT — The Lunchbox crew will be serving up free samples of winter squash during the first week of December. They will be giving out recipes and are looking to chat with people about how to cook healthy food this winter. Their schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 4th
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. at C&C Market in Barton
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. at Ted’s in Island Pond

Friday, December 5th
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Vista in Newport City
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. at the Craftsbury General Store in Craftsbury

Monday, December 8th
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Ray’s in Irasburg

The Lunchbox is a program brought to you by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS). GMFTS is a non-profit organization in Newport, that strengthens local food systems by promoting positive economic and educational relationships between schools, farms, and communities.

GMFTS supplies fresh, local food to schools and institutions and gives students of all ages the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy food choice through GMFTS’ school gardens, Farm to School Programs, food hub, and mobile farmers market.

Founded in 2008, GMFTS has grown rapidly, expanding their programming to serve schools and communities across northern Vermont. For more information, visit, call 802-334-2044, or stop by the office at 194 Main Street, Suite 301, Newport.

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