Students at Creekside and Wylie celebrate Pi day (3.14) with Michigan sourced blueberries

On Monday 3.14, students at Creekside and Wylie enjoyed a slice of homemade blueberry pie to celebrate Pi Day!  Traditionally this has been a day where students explore the never ending number Pi or (3.14159…) in math or science class, but both Dexter Food and Nutrition and Dexter Farm to School thought it would beContinue reading “Students at Creekside and Wylie celebrate Pi day (3.14) with Michigan sourced blueberries”

Senator Joe Hune visits Cornerstone for a tasty Farm to School lunch!

  On Friday February 22, Cornerstone Elementary along with Dexter Food and Nutrition and Dexter Farm to School hosted Senator Joe Hune for a special Farm Fresh Food lunch.  In addition to serving lots of fresh fruits and veggies, the Dexter Farm to School Program prepared a delicious, raw carrot-orange juice.  The carrots for theContinue reading “Senator Joe Hune visits Cornerstone for a tasty Farm to School lunch!”

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!”

Volunteer Opportunity – February Feature: Dry Beans

This month the Farm-to-School featured food is Michigan-grown Dry Beans! They will be served in a Calico Bean Salad in all six schools! Specifically we’ll have Cranberry, Black, and Little Red Beans through from Carlson-Arbogast Farm in Howard City, MI.  Please sign up to help pass out samples of the salad to students and promote this special localContinue reading “Volunteer Opportunity – February Feature: Dry Beans”

“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”