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.
In 2019, the Forest Ridge apiary harvested over 100 pounds of fresh honey—and counting!