Students Learn to Cook
San Joaquin highschool students have a unique opportunity this month to learn how to prepare delicious food using locally grown foods.
The San Joaquin Chapter of Women for Agriculture, The San Joaquin Stanislaus Cattle Women, and the San Joaquin Farm Bureau have teamed up to locate more than 500 pounds of cheese, olives pumpkins, dry garbanzo beans and walnuts and beef for the students to cook this semester.Each teacher will receive two commodities and recipes and handling materials to share with their classes. The local agricultural organizations hope to teach the students what is grown locally and showcase the freshness of locally grown produce. Laura Daniels is with the San Joaquin County California Women for Agriculture.
Daniels. “This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the commodities grown in our county. And we are grateful for the opportunity to work collaboratively with our donors and our partnerships with both the Stanislaus Cattle Women and the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation. It takes a collaborative experience to bring an educational experience of this size and scope to so many students within our county,”
About 2,725 Consumer Science (formerly home economics) high school students at 15 different high schools around the county will learn how to cook with locally grown produce and meat.
Classes are held at The San Joaquin Office of Education in Stockton
Through November 5th .