Holyoke Massachusetts is considered a food desert because there is little locally grown produce available for the residents to purchase. The students at William J. Dean Technical High School are proposing to change this by partnering with our neighbor, Nuestras Raices for access to fresh and locally grown produce. The vision of the Saludable Café, designed and to be constructed by students from Dean Tech, is to deliver and promote wholesome, healthy food choices to students in Holyoke. The Health Assisting, Culinary Arts, Advanced Manufacturing, and Diesel Technology programs are collaborating to make this vision a reality. Our Health Assisting and Culinary students are working together to plan and prepare nutritious food choices while our Advanced Manufacturing and Diesel Technology students are busy designing and building the food trailer. This project is just one of many that the students at Dean Tech are involved with! Stop by and visit our amazing students and school!!!