Lessons from the Farm

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R.C. Murphy Junior High School students in Emma Domino’s international foods classes learned about locally grown produce during a recent visit to the Sang Lee Farm in Peconic.

During the visit, the students toured one of the farm’s planting fields and identified the different items being grown. Representatives from the farm explained how it operates in an organic manner by establishing certain plants or herbs that repel insects. Students were able to harvest, taste and even bring home samples of crops such as broccoli, bok choy, turnips and arugula.

The students also walked through the greenhouses and storage barns at the farm stand. There, two of the farm’s chefs worked with the students to prepare a stir-fry using the vegetables they had just harvested.