Berry Good Farms On The Go
The most recent enrichment program coming out of North Florida School of Special Education is Berry Good Farms On The Go, a “farm-to-truck” vocational training program for our Transition Students and Post-Graduates. Berry Good Farms On The Go showcases a healthy and fresh-from-the-farm menu created by our Food Truck Manager, chef Brett Swearingen, in conjunction with students in the Culinary Arts Program.
Berry Good Farms On The Go provides young adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to receive job training on the food truck after they have successfully completed the Culinary Arts Program at North Florida School of Special Education. 100% of the Berry Good Farms On The Go proceeds are reinvested back into the food truck program to continue benefitting our Transition Students and Post-Graduates as they seek life skills and meaningful employment.
Students are holistically involved in the success of the food truck, as they are trained in shopping for ingredients, various cooking methods, small appliance operation, safe food handling, seasonal produce selection from the farm, measuring ingredients, knife cutting skills, basic food preparation, the proper cleaning and sterilization of equipment and menu planning.
Once Berry Good Farms On The Go hits the road, our student employees have the opportunity to effectively communicate with customers, help to prepare food and represent themselves and the school in a positive manner.
Berry Good Farms On The Go partners with businesses, corporations, festivals, other non-profits, schools and private events in the community to maximize exposure and training opportunities for our employees.