Creekside students get “Crunchy!”

    This week Creekside Lifetime Fitness students with the help of their teachers Mrs. Meyerhoff and Mrs. Livingston made healthy granola.  During the lesson, they learned about incorporating different food groups like whole grains, fruits and proteins into delicious breakfast and snack options.  The students made both a dairy and dairy-free granola with ingredientsContinue reading “Creekside students get “Crunchy!””

Spring Workdays in the Gardens

Spring is finally here and we already have many seeds in soil, taking root indoors in our school greenhouses! But our gardens need some work before we can get those seedlings into the ground. Please come out to help in the gardens on what we are SURE will be beautiful, spring Saturdays. Right, weather?! MarkContinue reading “Spring Workdays in the Gardens”

Creekside Garden – Fall Soup Supper Fundraiser!

The Creekside School Garden Program has had a lasting relationship with Zingerman’s Roadhouse Chef and farmer at Cornman Farms, Alex Young, for several years. Alex will be back at Creekside again this year to offer a beautiful soup supper, and celebrate the many successes of the garden program this year. Creekside’s garden program this yearContinue reading “Creekside Garden – Fall Soup Supper Fundraiser!”

Ruhlig’s Cherry Tomatoes on the Salad Bars

Throughout September 2014, we partnered with Dexter Food and Nutrition to source 60 pints of cherry tomatoes from Ruhlig’s Produce in Dexter, MI for use on the salad bars in all 6 Dexter schools! The tomatoes represent a partnership that came full circle from school to farm and back to school! Last spring, students atContinue reading “Ruhlig’s Cherry Tomatoes on the Salad Bars”

December Farm Fresh Food Day: Healthy Taters!

This month’s installment of Farm Fresh Food Days in the Dexter Cafeterias is coming up next week.  Our Farm to School Coordinator is teaming up with Dexter Food and Nutrition to bring local potatoes into the elementary schools for all students to taste during their lunch periods.  Students will be able to try roasted potatoes grown on Sunseed Farm and Tantre Farm, andContinue reading “December Farm Fresh Food Day: Healthy Taters!”

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