“We really need more fruits & vegetables!” and other responses from March Farm Fresh Food Days

March in Michigan, especially this year, looked nothing like spring.  So when seeking out locally grown food to serve the students, we had to think about the foods that were harvested in the fall and stored over the winter.  This time, we went with Bosc Pears grown at Friske Orchards in Ellsworth, MI.  We had studentsContinue reading ““We really need more fruits & vegetables!” and other responses from March Farm Fresh Food Days”

School Food Show

Come see us at the Food Show this Thursday, 3/20, between 6-9 pm! We’ll have samples of a smoothie made with Michigan-grown frozen blueberries, a presentation about the data we’ve gathered and our progress with Farm to School this year, as well as information about the farmers we’ve worked with this year.  You can evenContinue reading “School Food Show”

“I’m a wheat farmer on my iPad”… and other reactions from Dexter students.

Going into this month’s tasting events, we knew it wasn’t going to be a hard sell to get the students to enjoy what we were sampling.  With ingredients like fresh stoneground flour and blueberry jam, it’s kind of hard to go wrong.  Even with butter, sugar, and jam, this month’s featured Wholegrain Blueberry Bars areContinue reading ““I’m a wheat farmer on my iPad”… and other reactions from Dexter students.”

Whole Grains for Big Brains

Sign up to volunteer ! . . . . . .for this month’s Farm Fresh Food Day events featuring Whole Grain Blueberry Bars made with: Locally grown Organic Multigrain Flour from Westwind Milling Co. in Linden, MI AND Locally grown Blueberry Preserves from Brownwood Farms in Williamsburg, MI Dexter Food and Nutrition is ordering both of these products through Cherry Capital Foods, a local-to-localContinue reading “Whole Grains for Big Brains”