OUR STONE SOUP STORY…
The concept for our Family Farm to Table Dinner was simple. We reached out to a number of local farms, businesses and vendors asking for donations. We shaped tonight’s menu around the donations we received. The response was overwhelming. The generosity of the businesses and individuals listed below is a powerful lesson in cooperation, even amid scarcity.
- PB Boulangerie Bistro in Wellfleet, MA. Donated all of the bread featured in the grilled cheese “bites.” This includes 33 loaves of bread and 24 baguettes.
- Whole Foods Market in Hyannis, MA. Donated most of the produce featured in the salad bar and for our three soups. This includes 2 cases of greens, 1 case of broccoli, 1 case of cauliflower, 1 case of celery, 1 case of leeks,1 case of mushrooms and 1 case of chicken soup stock.
- PJ Cranberries in East Sandwich, MA. Donated over 50 lbs. of cranberries to be used in the apple & cranberry crisp.
- Not Enough Acres Farm in Dennis, MA. Donated the potatoes, onions and Kale featured in our soups and salad bar. This includes 50 lbs. of potatoes, 1 bushel of onions and 10 lbs. of kale.
- Cape Cod Fishermen's Alliance. Donated 20 lbs. of Cape dogfish (or Cape shark) which will be served as baked dogfish steaks.
- Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth, MA. Donated the carrots, sweet potatoes, eggplant and variety of winter squash featured in our three soups.
- Naragansett Creamery in Naragansett, RI. Donated 2 cases, or 6 lbs., of their handmade Atwells Gold cheese for our grilled cheese "bites."
- Hot Stove Saloon in Harwichport, MA. Made a $100 donation towards the event.
- Myrna Cook of Homely Hill Orchard in Marston Mills. Donated 3 bushels of apples for the apple & cranberry crisp. All of the extra apples will be featured in our daily fruit bowl available to students.
- Wendy Nelson and the Nelson Family. Donated 10 lbs. of apples for the apple & cranberry crisp.
- Buckies Biscotti of Dennisport, MA. Donated 2 lbs. of ground coffee for the coffee bar.
- EHBi Faculty and Families. Over 30 different types of delicious homemade desserts donated by both parents and EHBi faculty members.
Since the Ezra H. Baker Innovation School began the Penny Harvest in 2010, we have collected $8,276.70 to help over 25 local, state, national, and international organizations. Our sixth annual drive has begun! Remember: Every penny counts and every person counts!
The Ezra H. Baker Innovation School is a Pre-Kindergarten through grade 3 school in the Town of Dennis. Our school serves a diverse population of learners. Our enrollment of 406 students includes academically talented, typical, and struggling learners. Our work is guided by our five core beliefs:
- All students can learn;
- All students can achieve at high levels;
- All students are entitled to a complete education;
- All Students are entitled to be nurtured in their physical, social, and emotional development;
- All students can use what they know to make a difference in the world!
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