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Greek Style Chickpea Meatballs

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The gloom of winter is still upon us but our kitchens are bright with lots of fresh vegetables.  As you may know, the Sylvia Center is a big supporter of…

Teaching Food Justice

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Evelyn Munoz is a dietetic intern at The Sylvia Center working on creating a food justice lesson plan for the Teen Culinary Apprenticeship Program. Her lesson will involve students investigating…

Save the Date for Farm Camp 2020!

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Know an aspiring chef, farmer, or kid that likes being outside? Save the date for The Sylvia Center’s Farm Camp with two sessions in August: Session One: August 11th –…