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Mary Bilyeu

Schools, farms are a healthy team



The Northwest Ohio Farm to School regional workshop will present information about how to connect schools and local farms for increasing opportunities to serve fresh local produce in school cafeterias. This initiative aims to improve student nutrition, provide educational opportunities, and support local and regional farmers.

It also offers learning opportunities through school gardens, farm tours, farmer in the classroom sessions, chefs in the classroom, culinary education, sessions for parents and community members, and visits to farmers’ markets.

The workshop will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons, Perrysburg, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29.

For more information, contact Jan Meyer at or 419-327-8969. You can also go to


The James Beard Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship program, with more than $450,000 in scholarships and grants available. Established in 1991, the scholarship program assists those who plan to attend a licensed or accredited culinary school or hospitality institution.

More information and application forms are at​jamesbeard. Applications must be postmarked by May 15. Winners will be notified in August.

Also from the James Beard Foundation is a chance to get a peek into the kitchen of the James Beard House in New York.

“Anyone with access to the web can get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes for a chef and his or her team to create a multi-course dinner in the same kitchen where James Beard entertained his friends and taught students for more than a quarter of a century,” said Alison Tozzi Liu, director of media for the foundation.

The JBF Kitchen Cam will run during most James Beard House events, including dinners on Friday (Songkran Thai New Year Celebration), April 15 (Second-Night Passover Seder), and April 22 (Made in Memphis.)

For more information and to sign up for JBF Kitchen Cam alerts, visit


An arts symposium and showcase that includes the culinary arts will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Terra State Community College in Fremont. Organized by the college and Northcoast Arts Alliance, the event will include presentations and demonstrations in the visual, performing, digital, literary, and culinary arts with booths and displays by artists and organizations. For more information, call 419-559-2233.

New location

Arturo’s Fritz & Alfredo’s Restaurant, a local favorite serving Mexican and German cuisines, has moved from its former address on Summit Street in Toledo to 1007 S. McCord in Holland (across from Strawberry Acres Park). The phone number is 419-729-9775.

Send items for Morsels to Mary Bilyeu at: or 419-724-6155.

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