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!”

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”

“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”

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”

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”