During the first week of school, the students of Ms. Marcy Wisbauer's Family and Consumer Science class at Buford Middle School worked to create four stellar recipes using one secret ingredient: sweet peppers! The two favorite dishes, Sweet Pepper Pasta Salad and Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup, competed in this years Veggie Cook-Off. Ms. Wisbauer's student selected the team name J and the Gr8 Belles (creatively representing the eight girls and one boy on the team).
At the competition, the students at Buford voted and selected the Sweet Pepper Pasta Salad as their favorite dish. The winning dish was then prepared by Whole Foods and served at the Fall Harvest Festival on September 23rd!
During our 7th Annual Harvest Festival, students were helping to host the event by providing muscle for event set up, garden tours, a garden scavenger hunt and a bike-powered water pump to help water our plants! Thanks everyone! Other activities included face painting, adding to our mural, and making apple cider.
CSG would like to thank Buford Middle School, and the Buford PTO for helping organize this event. And a shout out to PB&J Fund and Whole Foods for support with the Veggie Cook-Off. We would also like to extend thanks to the Korner Restaurant, Whole Foods, Sticks Kebab Shop, Everyday Café, Albemarle Baking Company, Vintage Virginia Appleworks, Local Food Hub and Saunders Brothers for the delicious food they provided for this event! A big thanks also to our photographer, Rick Harden, Black Bear Composting for helping us take care of our waste sustainably, 101.3 Jamz for the music, and our 40+ volunteers!
Every year, the Harvest Festival brings the Charlottesville community together, and our Seventh Annual Harvest Festival was no exception. Thanks for coming out, everyone!
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