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Harvest of the Month for December – Carrots

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Harvest of the Month for December is Carrots, and they are featured on the snack and lunch menus at public schools throughout Ojai and Ventura County.  Poco Farms has been growing carrots for our district this year, and some of the carrots served will have traveled a short distance (under a mile) to the schools. The part of the carrot …

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FFT executive Director Lori Hamor receives award!

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It had been an exceedingly busy week, yet not an unusual one for Food For Thought’s Executive Director Lori Hamor. After our finance committee meeting that morning Lori and I were reviewing the budget for final approval, rewriting staff contracts, and discussing new garden based curriculum to address the drought while preparing the agenda for our evening board meeting. It …

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A Note From a Parent That Warmed Our Hearts

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Over the past 12 years Food for Thought Ojai has received many dozens of thank you notes from students following their farm field trips. We love the drawings and descriptions of their time on the farm. We also receive very thoughtful thank you notes from Chaparral students acknowledging the organic produce we donate for classroom snacking. This note, received earlier …

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11/5/15 : “Just Eat It” Free Film Viewing

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Food For Thought’s FREE film offerings continue November 5 with JUST EAT IT, a movie about food waste. “We all love food, so how can we possibly be throwing nearly half of it in the trash?” Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from the farm, through retail, all the way back to …

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11/8/15 : Salmon Run at Patagonia

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11/8/15 Salmon Run at Patagonia Event begins at 8:30am. Food for Thought Ojai will be tabling at this annual event. A great fast race every time and lots of fun to check out the booths and learn about the many environmental groups active in our region. Stop by and say ‘hi’.  

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Farm Fresh School Food!

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Coming Soon to OUSD Lunch Trays! Student lunches at Ojai Unified will soon feature these farm fresh beauties from Poco Farm. Poco Farm is a 2-acre farm in Meiners Oaks owned by Grace and Dan Malloy. Farmer Nitana Buczek-Calfee and her crew of locally grown interns have planted crops specifically for Ojai’s public school National School Lunch meals. This farm …