Turnip the Beet: November Wrap-Up

Michigan-grown root vegetables were served on lunch lines in all 6 Dexter schools in November! The featured foods included carrots, parsnips, beets, turnips, and red potatoes from Victory Farms and Cedar Valley Packing. Many students had never had beets, turnips, or parsnips before.  And there’s still a way to go in getting students to chooseContinue reading “Turnip the Beet: November Wrap-Up”

Local Root Veggies for November

This week and next, Dexter school cafeterias are featuring roasted root vegetables from two Michigan growers, as well as the Dexter-grown apples we’ve been getting in since September. Be sure to encourage students to try these veggies on the lunch line! Dexter Food and Nutrition ordered beets, carrots, turnips, and parsnips grown on Victory Farms in Hudsonville,Continue reading “Local Root Veggies for November”

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!”

DHS Garden Week in the Cafeteria

  Today, Ms. Melinsky’s 2nd hour class came out to the Sullivan Memorial Learning Garden to harvest produce to be used in the DHS cafeteria throughout this week! This project represents a pilot Garden to Cafeteria Program that will hopefully continue and grow as the garden itself grows. The kitchen staff were very impressed byContinue reading “DHS Garden Week in the Cafeteria”

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”

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