There’s a fresh idea at kid-run Flying Zucchini Cafe
If fresh food from local farms cooked for you and served to you sounds good, it sounds like you need dinner at the Flying Zucchini Café.
Community members have to act fast, though. The Flying Zucchini Café can be visited only once or twice a year — because the Café is actually a a two-night, student-run restaurant primarily for family members of the Agassiz Baldwin Community Afterschool. The kids do everything from design the menu to cook and serve the food, said program director Jacy Edelman, and they do so based on what fresh, local foods they get.
It’s the first year the menu focuses on the local, Edelman said.
“We will serve fresh food from local businesses or farms, and the recipes we use will be based on the availability of local bread, dairy and in season produce,” she said, giving a long list of donators such as Somerville’s Taza Chocolates, the Harvest Coop and Lizzy’s ice cream in Harvard Square.
The kids serve about 120 people each night, including celebrities such as City Councillor Henrietta Davis, School Committee member Nancy Tauber and Maria L. Baldwin School principal Rebecca Vyduna. While the Café has limited seating, the program is hosting a potluck for all Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the school.
For information, call Edelman during the day at (617) 349-6287, Ext. 11. The Agassiz Baldwin Community is a private, nonprofit organization that has been providing programs and services for four decades.