Fairfield Public School District is the first in Connecticut to participate in Whitsons’ Greenleaf program partnership with Red Tomato

Whitsons is proud to partner with food hub Red Tomato and their EcoCertified™ program in delivering locally grown apples to Fairfield Public Schools (FPS) students.  The partnership was celebrated recently at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, where their culinary program students produced an amazing menu featuring local fresh farm-to-fork produce through Whitsons’ Greenleaf Cuisine program. 

As part of the celebration, the culinary students treated guests to an incredible menu they created full of flavor and featuring locally grown produce.  State Senator Tony Hwang, Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick, FPS Board of Education members, Superintendent Michael Testani and district administrators all attended and enjoyed a menu that included:

  • Beet & Black Rice Salad
  • Whipped Feta with Pickled Daikon Tartine 
  • Potato Leek Soup Shooters 
  • Pea Shoot Pesto Cavatelli 
  • Miso Glazed Mushrooms
  • Rutabaga and Apple Slaw
  • Crispy Spiced Black Beans (for tables) 
  • Carrot Cake Trifle 
  • Butternut Squash Cheesecake
  • Apple Granita with Freeze Dried Apples

FPS is the first school district in Connecticut to participate in Whitsons’ Greenleaf program partnership with Red Tomato. FPS students currently receive apples sourced through the Red Tomato EcoCertified program, featuring a network of local growers who are committed to rigorous ecological standards regionally tailored to local climate conditions. In the future, seasonal produce will be sourced as available from local farms in both Connecticut and Massachusetts including Rogers Orchards, Blue Hills Orchards, Dzen Farms and Plainville Farms.

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