Douglas-Carson City Farm Bureau donated an industrial freezer to the Culinary class at Douglas High on Wednesday January 25th. Douglas-Carson City Farm Bureau President Woody Worthington orchestrated finding the freezer and coming up with the idea of donating it to the class.
“We need to bridge gaps within the community here in Douglas, as we do have a large agriculture community here, there is also a large influx of people removed from agriculture in our community as well.” Worthington noted, “Culinary is a part of agriculture, sure we may grow the food, but they cook it. That is a direct link, I am glad we were able to find this freezer for the class as they were in dyer need of one.”
Kerry Stack, the Culinary Teacher, said. “This freezer is going to improve what my students will be able to do more so than ever before. I have been looking for ways to get an industrial sized freezer donated for years now. We only have a small freezer right now and we aren’t able to keep as much product as we would like here. I am very grateful to Douglas-Carson City Farm Bureau.”
Northern Nevada Cattlewomen and Eagles in Ag also helped with the cost of attaining the freezer for the class. Worthington also said now that they have bridged the gap with the culinary class they hope that they can try to give them local food products as well for them to work with on class projects.