Putnam Valley

Farm-To-Table Ethos Grows At New Camp

Eden Village melds eco and Jewish values, and
has campers saying, ‘Pass the zucchini.’

07/28/2010
Associate Editor

 

At Eden Village Camp, a brand-new Jewish sleep-away camp in Putnam Valley, 50 miles north of Manhattan, the children are actually clamoring to eat their vegetables.

 

On a recent hot and muggy Wednesday, while approximately 40 campers ranging in age from 8 to 17 listened eagerly from the long dining hall tables, a counselor announced the lunch menu: eggplant and summer squash, fresh from the camp’s own farm and stuffed with polenta, quinoa, lentils, feta cheese and pickled Swiss chard, along with a green salad.

Blessed is the fruit of the earth: At Eden Village, campers help grow much of the food.  courtesy of Eden Village Camp.
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