National Magazine Spotlights Vineyard Schools' 'Locavore' Lunches
Bon Appetit magazine has named Martha's Vineyard to a short list of seven school systems where students are eating locally-grown food in their campus cafeterias. On the Vineyard, they even grown their own.
Bon Appetit reporter Hannah Wallace highlights the work of Island Grown Initiative, with school staff, students, families and volunteers, "to plant school gardens, renovate and modernize dated kitchens, and increase the amount of island-grown food on school menus."
Wallace also mentions "West Tisbury School, which got a brand-new kitchen two years ago thanks to the hard labor of skilled parent volunteers," and praises the "fantastic fish chowder (made with sea bass caught off of Lambert's Cove Beach)" which "mom and head cook Jenny DeVivo ... pairs with greens from the school's greenhouse, orange slices—not local—and pita bread."