Farm to School Recipes for Success Contest Winners

Kaitlin Haskins, Communications Manager (outgoing)

Announcing the Farm to School Recipes for Success Contest Winners!

The votes are in and we are thrilled to announce the winners in the Northeast Farm to School Recipes for Success Contest.

Grand Prize ($300 prize):
Iron Chef – Salad Challenge
Elizabeth Lichtenberg from Alton Central School
Alton Bay, NH

Runner Up ($100 prize):
Raising a Reader – Food Literacy Workshop
Karyn Novakowski from Somerville Farm to School Project
Somerville, MA

Runner Up ($100 prize):
Farm to Protein
Axelrod from Washington South Supervisory Union
Roxbury, VT

Featured projects to be highlighted in the Farm to School Recipes for Success online cookbook:

  • The Incredible Edible Soil by Caroline Moore, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, Gardiner, ME
  • Please Hear Us: Students’ Ideas on Making School Food Better by Nicole Bourdon, Springfield Food Policy Council School Nutrition Committee, Springfield, MA
  • Nutrition Education Stations by Laura Collaro and Kathy Alexander, ANESU Food Service Cooperative, Bristol, VT
  • Plant, Harvest, Tomato and Potato! By Wendy Collins, Kittery School Nutrition Program, Kittery, ME
  • A Food Affair to Remember: Strengthening the Community and the Individual One Meal at a Time by Caelan Keenan, The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Richmond, VT
  • Exploring, Saving and Fundraising with Seeds by Claire Lafave, Island Grown Schools, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Native, Edible Outdoor Classroom by Deirdre Holmes, Charlotte Central School, Charlotte, VT

These inspiring leaders told the stories of their recipes for success at the Farm to Institution Summit on April 7-9 at UMass Amherst. 

You can find these great "recipes" at