Farm Fresh Food Days

Our Farm to School Coordinator is working with Dexter Food and Nutrition Services and local farmers to sample foods grown on local farms in Dexter cafeterias during lunch.  These tastings will be once per month and will feature a fresh, seasonal food that students can try in a safe, fun environment.  See the flyer here: FarmFreshFoodDay_Flyer_September

The goal of these fund events is twofold:

  1. Pilot a local foods purchasing arrangement between Dexter Food and Nutrition and local farmers; and
  2. Introduce students to new, fresh foods they may not have tried before that may be on the lunch line in the near future.
September’s Farm Fresh Food is Cherry Tomatoes and Basil.  Contributing farmers are Capella Farm, Senna Prairie Farm, and the Creekside School Garden!
Greenhouses and hoop houses  at Capella Farm.

Greenhouses and hoop houses at Capella Farm.

Jennifer Kangas runs Capella Farm where she lives with her family.

Jennifer Kangas runs Capella Farm where she lives with her family.

Joe Varkle is the farmer at Senna Prairie Farm.

Joe Varkle is the farmer at Senna Prairie Farm.

Carrots from Senna Prairie Farm.

Carrots from Senna Prairie Farm.

Senna Prairie grows in the winter in hoop houses like this one.

Senna Prairie grows in the winter in hoop houses like this one.

Keep an eye out for KALE during next month’s Farm Fresh Food Day!  We’re thinking kale smoothies, kale chips, or maybe a slaw with fruit.  Have a recipe idea or a farmer who can contribute?  Contact us at DexterFarmtoSchool@gmail.com!

We need VOLUNTEERS to help us prep and sample the foods this month!  Please email us at DexterFarmtoSchool.org if you can help!  Here’s the volunteers we’re looking for:

Monday, 9/16 – Tasting at Cornerstone lunch:
9:30 am – 11:30 am (Prep in the Cornerstone kitchen) – 1 volunteer
11:30 am – 12:30 pm (Sampling during lunch at Cornerstone, clean up) – 2 volunteers
Wednesday, 9/18 – Tasting at Bates lunch:
9:30 am – 11:00 am (Prep in the Cornerstone kitchen) – 1 volunteer
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Sampling during lunch at Bates, clean up) – 2 volunteers
Thursday, 9/19 – Tasting at Creekside lunch:
9:30 – 10:30 am – (Prep at Cornerstone kitchen) – 1 volunteer
10:40 am – 1:00 pm (Sampling during lunch at Creekside, clean up)
Monday, 9/23 – Tasting at Wylie lunch:
9:30 am – 11:20 am (Prep at Cornerstone kitchen) – 1 volunteer
11:25 am – 1:05 pm (Sampling during lunch at Wylie, clean up) – 2 volunteers

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