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FARMINGTON — Mt. Blue Area Garden club plans to host Andrew Hutchins, a.k.a. “Chef Andy”, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Trinity Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Road.

Hutchins plans to talk about his vision for a locally sourced, hyperconnected, multipurpose, and sustainable nutrition program that will add resiliency to the community.

This could mean a regional culinary and teaching center at Mt. Blue High School, where students and the community alike come to connect with their food; seeing where it comes from and how it is prepared as they watch through large windows that open into a bustling, state of the art kitchen where they can observe real, local food being prepared and preserved from scratch.

Hutchins is an avid gardener, hobby farmer, and self-described “food system junkie.” He brings that enthusiasm and more than 33 years of experience to his position as director of food services for Regional School Unit 9, where he is working to ensure that the food served to the community is as local, wholesome, and made from scratch as possible.

Attendees can learn more about his plan and how local farmers, gardeners, and interested community members can support this resource.

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