Wylie Students Love Local Cauliflower!

October Harvest of the Month featured locally sourced white and cheddar varieties of cauliflower at all six Dexter Schools.  The cauliflower was sourced from Ruhlig’s Produce located in Dexter on Island Lake Road and was served roasted with a touch of garlic seasoning.  The students at Wylie thought the cauliflower was a hit and wonderedContinue reading “Wylie Students Love Local Cauliflower!”

Super Local Asparagus!

Asparagus has been a hit with Dexter students for several years now, so this year we challenged our farm to school program to find asparagus from sources that were even more local than in years past. And luckily we’ve found several very local sources for asparagus this month! Ruhlig’s Produce in Dexter and Zilke Vegetable FarmContinue reading “Super Local Asparagus!”

Local Lettuce Feedback

This month, students in all 6 Dexter schools were able to try locally grown lettuce from Zilke Vegetable Farm in Milan, MI. At Wylie Elementary, students tried samples of the lettuce straight from the farmer herself. A week later, the lettuce was ready to be harvested and delivered to the schools. Staff in all schoolsContinue reading “Local Lettuce Feedback”

Video: Our Featured Farmer this Month

This month, our Farm-to-School featured food is Michigan Dry Beans, which we’ve ordered through Cherry Capital Foods from Carlson-Arbogast Farm of Howard City, Michigan. Learn more about this farm, the process of growing and processing beans, and more in this video from the Michigan Farm Bureau:  

“They were heaven!” and other local potato praises

Last year, Dexter students in grades K-6 were able to try roasted potatoes from two farms within 15 miles of their schools. The potatoes were featured in cafeteria taste tests, not on the lunch line, and in only the elementary schools. But they were a hit! This year, students in grades K-12 were able toContinue reading ““They were heaven!” and other local potato praises”