The FRidge is a popular gathering place to share a meal, laugh and build community.
The FRidge serves quality foods that are locally sourced by environmentally-sustainable suppliers and prepared on-site. Here, Forest Ridge students learn about the importance of a lifestyle based on eating unprocessed, fresh, whole foods from a variety of sources. Our kitchen is a classroom where students can learn about the culinary arts and take part in growing many of the foods we serve including:
- Apiary (honey bee program)
- Berry and vegetable gardens
- Seed bank
Forest Ridge harvests our own honey on-site and two organic gardens produce berries and a variety of vegetables. Our breads and pastries are baked fresh in our kitchen and we do not use any artificial colors, trans-fats, MSG or sulfites. We do not use peanuts and substitute with other tree nuts. The FRidge also offers delicious gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Meet Our Student Helpers
This year we have over 13 students volunteering in the FRidge kitchens. Not only do they help prepare the food that we serve to our entire community, they also learn valuable cooking and life skills.