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!”

Creekside students get “Crunchy!”

    This week Creekside Lifetime Fitness students with the help of their teachers Mrs. Meyerhoff and Mrs. Livingston made healthy granola.  During the lesson, they learned about incorporating different food groups like whole grains, fruits and proteins into delicious breakfast and snack options.  The students made both a dairy and dairy-free granola with ingredientsContinue reading “Creekside students get “Crunchy!””

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!”

Super Local Asparagus!

Asparagus has been a hit with Dexter students for several years now, so this year we challenged our farm to school program to find asparagus from sources that were even more local than in years past. And luckily we’ve found several very local sources for asparagus this month! Ruhlig’s Produce in Dexter and Zilke Vegetable FarmContinue reading “Super Local Asparagus!”