We are extremely excited to announce the launch of Project Food Awareness, which will highlight the work of ChicopeeFRESH through interviews with farmers, food service staff, and community members. Zach St. Laurent and Rachelle Lemieux (the project’s videographer) are the proud creators of this video project, and will be working on it outside of class during the school year. Here is the promotional video for the project, offering a little background for viewers and a preview of what’s to come.
Ryan Harb and I had the pleasure of taking Zach and Rachelle to the farm last Friday to meet and interview our farmer, Joe Czajkowski. Located in Hadley, MA, Czajkowski Farms supplies us with the majority of our local produce throughout the year. It was fantastic to witness the farmers preparing and packaging butternut squash for sale at Trader Joe’s. Can you believe our students eat the same squash that’s sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and other supermarkets? Pretty cool stuff! What’s even cooler is that the farm produced over three MILLION pounds of butternut squash this growing season! Amazing!
Zach and Rachelle had an awesome time visiting the farm, and Ryan and I absolutely loved helping out and witnessing firsthand the creativity and passion of these two students. We know that they captured some great footage of the farm, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates about #ProjectFoodAwareness! And in the meantime, check out our photo gallery and the slideshow below for photos of our farm visit.
Post authored by Greta Shwachman, FoodCorps Service Member '15-16.