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”

Farm Fresh Food Days – Volunteers Needed

Dexter Farm to School and Dexter Food and Nutrition are back with taste tests and new recipes using local foods in Dexter school cafeterias, building on progress made last year during our Farm Fresh Food Day tastings each month. In December, we’ll be featuring Michigan-grown potatoes in cafeteria sampling taste tests, AND on the lunchContinue reading “Farm Fresh Food Days – Volunteers Needed”

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!”

Smarter Lunchroom Video

During our May 2014 Farm Fresh Food Day, some folks from the Michigan Department of Education School Nutrition Programs joined us at Mill Creek Middle School to film the radish sampling, in their series on “Smarter Lunchroom” techniques that Dexter Food and Nutrition has been exemplifying. Here’s the video that resulted!

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