Flying Horse Farms

By Francie Wooster

“My goal is for Flying Horse Farms to be a place where kids want to eat their vegetables,” said Francie Wooster, food service director at Flying Horse Farms in Mt. Gilead. Francie cooks with local ingredients and makes eating your vegetables fun. Flying Horse Farms is a camp for children with serious illnesses and a member of the Paul Newman SeriousFun Children’s Network.

Photo by Amy Carruthers

Photo by Amy Carruthers

We talked with Francie about cooking camp food that is good for you in our summer issue. Here we share one of Francie’s famous recipes for Broccoli Salad. “We changed the standard broccoli salad and made it vegetarian, dairy free and kid-friendly! It’s a party on your plate—with green broccoli, orange shredded carrots, magenta dried cranberries, yellow dried apricots and roasted sunflower seeds,” said Francie. “Broccoli salad is such a huge camp favorite that the father of one of our camper families called to get the recipe. He gathered all the ingredients, secretly made the salad and surprised his whole family with it at Thanksgiving.” Enjoy. —Colleen Leonardi