Brattleboro Union High School

BUHS 2010 Local Thanksgiving Potluck & Taste Test

BUHS students in the Preserve Our Planet and Civic Leadership Education In Action Clubs, partnered with local farmers, Café Services Chefs, and Farm to School to organize the 2010 Local Thanksgiving Potluck & Taste Test!


Tuesday, Nov. 23rd during the four lunch periods!

10 Reasons Why We Are Promoting Local Foods at BUHS

  1. Locally grown food tastes and looks better.
  2. Local food is better for you.
  3. Local food preserves genetic diversity.
  4. Local food is safe.
  5. Local food supports local families.
  6. Local food builds community.
  7. Local food preserves open space.
  8. Local food keeps taxes down.
  9. Local food benefits the environment and wildlife.
  10. Local food is an investment in the future.

For more detailed information click here.


Preserve Our Planet (POP) Hosts Harvest Potluck & Taste Test

On October 13th, students in the BUHS POP club hosted a Local Harvest Potluck and Taste Test for their fellow students to highlight the importance of purchasing local foods. Produce was donated by UVM Extension’s Youth Agriculture Project, the SIT Farm, and several teachers. Students, and several teachers, prepared a wide-variety of delicious dishes utilizing this local produce.  Cafe Services prepared a wonderful butternut squash, carrot, and ginger soup that was then served on the lunch menu the remainder of the week. Students made posters and handed out free taste tests of these dishes during the 4 lunch periods. We hope to do this again in the future! We would like to thank Cafe Services, our local farmers, teachers, parents, and fellow students for all of your support!

For more information on POP and how to join us as we plan our next potluck, contact


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