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“Think Inside the Box” challenge open to high school students in Whatcom

Jan 2nd, 2014 | Category: News

WHATCOM – The Whatcom Farm-to-School Support Team has launched a new contest aimed at high school students called “Think Inside the Box” which challenges them to use items in a “virtual box” of produce and generate meal plans with recipes. Contestants are given a virtual pantry of foods from Acme Farms + Kitchen that grow in Whatcom and Skagit Counties and are available throughout the year. With this imaginary bounty to work with, students are to generate meal plans with recipes (original or from existing sources) to use the CSA produce without any waste. The goals of the contest are: To give high school students experience creating meal plans featuring local ingredients, and increase their knowledge of how to integrate healthier and more local food into their diets; and to foster a connection between high school culinary/nutrition/wellness classes and local farms offering Community Supported Agriculture shares. The top three entries will receive an actual CSA box from the farm of their choice, and the winners’ recipes will be shared on the Whatcom Farm-to-School website, and with partner organizations and local farms. The contest deadline is Jan. 31. For more information and to enter the contest, go to


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