Teaching kids to love veggies. Yes, it can be done.

We have partnered with Slow Food Denver to support the development of youth gardens at elementary schools in Denver. There are already more than 20 school gardens in Denver Public Schools, and we want to help create more. It’s a great way for kids to get their hands dirty, literally, and learn where their food comes from.

On Oct. 10, we hosted a benefit day at a local Noodles in Denver to raise money for a garden at Smith Elementary School. The next weekend Noodles & Company, Smith Elementary and Slow Food Denver came together to build the garden. The kids will be ready to plant next spring.

Before

Before

Almost There

Almost There


Wow. We came a long way.

Wow. We came a long way.

In addition to getting gardens ready for the spring, we enjoyed the harvest with students at school Youth Farmer’s Markets. Kids sold their vegetables while we sautéed up and sampled Pasta Fresca featuring the garden goodness.

Tip—Kids love pasta. Parents want kids to eat their vegetables. Combine the two and everyone is happy.

Yum

Yum


Sharing the Past Fresca love.

Sharing the Past Fresca love.

Coming soon to schools near you….

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