The Boston Public Schools Farm to School Project was featured in two Boston Globe articles from Tuesday November 1, 2011! Both articles were written by Globe Correspondent Michael Prager, author of Fat Boy, Thin Man, which chronicles his own transformation from obesity to health. 

The first article, “Changing Students Lunches, One Tray at a Time,” looks at the move towards scratch cooking and farm grown ingredients in several Massachusetts school districts, including Boston.  In the article, Prager features Boston Public Schools’ very own Derric Edwards, the Cafeteria Manager at the Dearborn Middle School, along with Kim Szeto, our Farm to School Coordinator, and Sadie Richards-Brown, our FoodCorps representative, cooking up and sampling locally grown collard greens during a recent lunch in Dorchester.  Prager explains, “Brown is showing off collard sprouts, which are unknown to students.  Students are surprised that the chopped broad leaves on their plates had such small beginnings.”  Read the full article on

The second article, “Hadley Farmer’s Business is Growing Fast,” profiles Joe Czajkowski of Czajkowski Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts.  Czajkowski Farm is a major player in the Massachusetts Farm to School Project and one of our main sources of locally grown produce at Boston Public Schools.  Read all about the farm’s operations on