Join us for a Farm to Table Fundraiser Brunch!


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Chef Chris Chiapelli partners with The Agrarian Adventure to host a special farm to table brunch fundraiser! All are welcome to join us on November 15 from 10am to 12:30pm at the Washtenaw Food Hub. Funds raised will benefit The Agrarian Adventure’s farm-to-school programming.

Chris Chiapelli, who has worked with The Grange Kitchen & Bar and Frita Batidos, will lead us on a culinary adventure. Please join The Agrarian Adventure board and our special host, Salomon Jost of Salomon Gardens, for a brunch experience not to be missed!

How to get involved:

1. Attend the event! Tickets are no longer available in advance, but can be purchased at the door.

2. Sign up to volunteer the day of the event.

3. RSVP and spread the word on Facebook!

Hope to see you there!



Main Dishes

Egg Strata, featuring Harnois Happy Hen eggs, Calder Dairy cream, Tantré Farm Veggies, Fluffy Bottom cheese, and Zingerman’s bread. Topped with Biercamp bacon (optional).

Pink and Purple Potato Pancakes,* featuring Tantré Farm potatoes, White Lotus chèvre, and Michigan maple syrup.

Veggie Hash,*^ featuring Tantré Farm veggies, Black Oak Farms braised pork belly (optional), Dyer Farms garlic, Harnois Happy Hens eggs.

French Toast, featuring Zingerman’s brioche, Our Family Farm eggs, apple compote, Michigan maple syrup.


Jams and Jellies from Granola Tree

Granola & Yogurt from People’s Food Co-op, Granola Tree, & Fluffy Bottom

Vegan bread from People’s Food Co-op (lemon-poppy and carrot-pineapple)

Breakfast sausage from Steinhauser Farms


Roos Roast Coffee; tea; water

Special diet? We will make every effort to meet vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free requests. Meals can be cooked with oil, butter, or bacon fat, depending on dietary needs.

*vegan options available (please ask)
^gluten free


TAA selected to participate in Lucky’s “Bags for Change” program!


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Thanks to Lucky’s Ann Arbor and supporters of The Agrarian Adventure like you, we were able to get enough Facebook votes to benefit from funds raised through bag donations at Lucky’s this quarter! It was an honor to be considered along with Recycle Ann Arbor, SOS Community Services and the Washtenaw Area Council for Children. Shop now through January and donate your bag credit to benefit The Agrarian Adventure in January 2016!

Luckys Bag Credit Fundraiser

Join the Agrarian Adventure Board


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It’s time for board nominations! Do you want to contribute to The Agrarian Adventure’s work to grow student centered farm-to-school education? Board members serve two-year terms and meet monthly to make decisions about programming, fundraising and partnerships.

Applications are available online through The Agrarian Adventure Board Nomination link until November 30th. We encourage people to fill out the form for themselves, but people may also nominate friends or colleagues that might be a good fit.

We are specifically looking for representation from:
-K-12 teachers and administrators
-Parents of K-12 students
-K-12 students
-Farmers and food stewards (food stewards are people who have knowledge about and passion for food production and environmental stewardship – master gardeners, beekeepers, etc.)
-Chartwells or AAPS employees involved with food service
-Members of partner organizations such as the Ann Arbor Farm to School Collaborative, The Ecology Center, the Center for Regional Food Systems, Project Healthy Schools or other related organizations.

The Agrarian Adventure board currently includes:
-Deb Lentz
-Emily Canosa
-Lindsay Way
-Lise Anderson (term ends December 2015)
-Masa Nohara (term ends December 2015)
-Kayla Powers (term ends December 2015)
-Neha Shah (2013-2015 board member, current advisor to the board)

Please do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions.

School Garden Seedlings Available


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seedlings3The time has come again to place requests for free seedlings, grown together by students and the Agrarian Adventure with support from the Tappan Joint Garden Committee and PTSO and Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

Complete this survey to make a seedling request for your school garden, and spread the word to folks involved with local school gardens so that they can learn about this opportunity!

Seedling pickups will be arranged at Matthaei Botanical Gardens or the hoophouse at Tappan Middle School, and are tentatively scheduled for early May. Look for further details in April!



The 2014 Annual Report is Here!


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What did The Agrarian Adventure accomplish in 2014?

  • The Farmer in the Classroom program visited 5 schools and over a dozen classrooms
  • Distributed 500+ seedlings to seven participating school gardens with the help of Tappan students
  • Worked alongside students at Tappan Middle School to grow approximately 200 pounds of produce at its hoophouse garden site for club activities, student families, volunteers, food pantries and fundraising activities
  • Donated over 100 pounds of produce to the Backdoor Food Pantry and Food Gatherers from it’s Tappan hoophouse garden site
  • Hosted a seed bomb making activity at youth tent at the 2014 Homegrown Festival
  • Celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a special Pencils and Parsnips event in partnership with Tantre Farm at Zingerman’s Delicatessen

To find out more, view The Agrarian Adventure’s full 2014 annual report here.

The Agrarian Adventure


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The Agrarian Adventure is a volunteer led grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by students, teachers, parents and the local community in 2003. Our volunteers work with schools to connect students with food, health, community, and agriculture.

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Your donations make The Agrarian Adventure possible


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We need your financial support in order to continue connecting students with their local agricultural community. The Agrarian Adventure is a publicly supported, 501 (c)(3), nonprofit organization. To make a tax-deductible donation, please use the secure PayPal button below or send a check to:

The Agrarian Adventure

P.O. Box 7928

Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Local Food Victory


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Lise Anderson, board member, accepts a Local Food Victory award on behalf of The Agrarian Adventure at the 7th annual HomeGrown Local Food Summit!

Thanks to this community for 10 years of Agrarian Adventures with Ann Arbor Public Schools. Those are not halos on our heads!

Local Food Victory

Celebrating 10 years of inspiring Agrarian Adventures!


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Thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating ten years of Agrarian Adventure programming in Ann Arbor Public Schools! Ten years!

On November 5th, volunteers, farmers, teachers, parents, and students shared inspiring stories about farm to school education, and everyone enjoyed the beautiful meal created by the chefs at Zingerman’s Delicatessen.  This year proceeds from the annual event called the Taste of Tantre, that highlights the bounty of Tantre Farm with seasonal eats and treats, benefited farm-to-school education in Ann Arbor!Parsnips and Pencils Taste of Tantre Fundraiser Poster



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The Agrarian Adventure partners with K-12 schools to enrich students’ connection between the foods they eat, their personal health, and the health of their communities and the environment.

Through experiential education in sustainable food and agriculture, local food, and healthy learning in the cafeteria, we connect students to the sources of their food and empower them to transform their lives and food culture in positive ways.