“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”

“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.”

What do Dexter kids think of Winter Squash?

January Farm Fresh Food Days featured locally grown Winter Squash from J&T Todosciuk Farms at all six Dexter schools.  Students were invited to try samples of roasted Acorn and Sweet Dumpling squash, explore the many varieties of winter squash that grow in Michigan, and voice their opinion about the squash they tried. Some tried itContinue reading “What do Dexter kids think of Winter Squash?”