Restaurant shows 2nd-graders a garden-to-table experience

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A renowned restaurant in Hastings-on-Hudson is celebrating its 20th anniversary with some help from some local second-graders.

Harvest on the Hudson is marking its anniversary by showing elementary school kids how the garden-to-table experience works.

Today, owner Angelo Liberatore welcomed dozens of students from Hillside Elementary School to the restaurant's outdoor garden and spent time showing them all the different plants that are used as ingredients in the foods the restaurant serves.

The kids also getting their hands dirty learning how to grow tomato plants and also learned how pizza is made.

Yonkers-born Liberatore says he just wants to pass on the garden-to-table philosophy that his restaurant was built on. "When I was a second-grader, I started a garden at home. You know weeding and doing some things I didn't want to do. But for the most part I was a good eater. I loved picking vegetables and watching mom and dad prepare them for the winter."

Liberatore says he’s pleasantly surprised how much these students already know about the garden-to-table experience.

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