Culinary Kids Working Hard This Summer
The Culinary Kids are working hard this summer at their urban farm on Beach 31 and Seagirt Boulevard and planning for the future “Farm Rockaway,” to launch at Beach 59 and Beach Channel Drive in 2012. The group is regularly harvesting potatoes, kale, tomatoes, onions, garlic and herbs and donating to the hungry through their food pantry in Far Rockaway. They are also working on community outreach to individuals and agencies that can support their food justice programs.
The CK Summer Youth Corps is learning about agriculture and aquaculture. The community supported agriculture (CSA) project is continuing for the second full growing season. The additional location for share distribution, at First Congregational Church on Beach 94 Street in Rockaway Beach, is now well established.
Culinary Kids is now seeking donations of ready to eat, locally grown fruits and vegetables for their food pantry. If anyone in the community has excess ripe fruits or vegetables on their property that they would like to donate, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers, apples, peaches, or figs, Culinary Kids students will come to harvest them from your trees or bushes. To donate, call 718-634-4000 x32, or visit www.culinarykidsdaycamp.org, for more information.