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”

Video: Our Featured Farmer this Month

This month, our Farm-to-School featured food is Michigan Dry Beans, which we’ve ordered through Cherry Capital Foods from Carlson-Arbogast Farm of Howard City, Michigan. Learn more about this farm, the process of growing and processing beans, and more in this video from the Michigan Farm Bureau:  

“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”

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”

Creekside's Garden

Just another WordPress.com site

School Lunch Boston

News and Information from Boston Food & Nutrition Services

Eat Local. Learn Local.

Northeast Georgia Farm to School

"Provide Fresh, Nutritious Produce To Northeast Georgia Students While Supporting Local Farmers"

The Friedman Sprout

Student e-newspaper of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Great Lakes Heirloom Seed Trial

Information on the Great Lakes Heirloom Seed Trial

Farm and Food Jobs

connecting people, farms, and food

School Meals That Rock

Featuring school nutrition programs that serve kids well

Michigan Voices for Good Food Policy

Uniting Michigan voices around policies that support healthy, sustainable food systems

Wood's Earth

Living Classroom

Education Outside: Miraloma's Outdoor Classroom and Garden

Following the growth of student scientists and plants

tecumsehgarden

Green and Growing