Students at Creekside and Wylie celebrate Pi day (3.14) with Michigan sourced blueberries

On Monday 3.14, students at Creekside and Wylie enjoyed a slice of homemade blueberry pie to celebrate Pi Day!  Traditionally this has been a day where students explore the never ending number Pi or (3.14159…) in math or science class, but both Dexter Food and Nutrition and Dexter Farm to School thought it would beContinue reading “Students at Creekside and Wylie celebrate Pi day (3.14) with Michigan sourced blueberries”

Frozen Blueberries for March!

This month’s featured local food is Michigan Blueberries served in a Blueberry Salsa! The blueberries are from George Dent Frozen Foods base in St. Joseph, MI. They will be served at Bates Elementary, Cornerstone Elementary, Wylie Elementary, and Creekside Intermediate Schools on 3/19, At DHS on 3/23, and at Mill Creek Middle School on 3/24!Continue reading “Frozen Blueberries for March!”

Farm to Freezer

Cherry Capital Foods has been an important partner in Dexter Food and Nutrition’s path to increase their local purchasing. One of Cherry Capital’s source vendors is the Farm to Freezer program featured in this gorgeous and touching video. This community based job training program flash freezes produce from farms in Northern Michigan, providing locally grown food directContinue reading “Farm to Freezer”

Local Radish and Asparagus Tasting Responses

May Farm Fresh Food Days were a real feature of spring produce in Michigan, with both radishes and asparagus being sampled throughout Dexter schools.  Students at DHS, Mill Creek, Creekside, and Cornerstone got to fresh spring radishes from two different local farms; Zilke Vegetable Farm and Tantre Farm.  After students at those schools ate throughContinue reading “Local Radish and Asparagus Tasting Responses”

“It tasted a little weird” and other student responses

We knew going into the April Farm Fresh Food Days that wheat berry salad was going to be a hard sell.  So we dressed up the wheat berries with a sweet, tangy dressing and added some MI-grown dried cranberries to the mix to sweeten the deal.  Check out the recipe here. For the majority ofContinue reading ““It tasted a little weird” and other student responses”