Local Lettuce Feedback

This month, students in all 6 Dexter schools were able to try locally grown lettuce from Zilke Vegetable Farm in Milan, MI. At Wylie Elementary, students tried samples of the lettuce straight from the farmer herself. A week later, the lettuce was ready to be harvested and delivered to the schools. Staff in all schoolsContinue reading “Local Lettuce Feedback”

Frozen Blueberries for March!

This month’s featured local food is Michigan Blueberries served in a Blueberry Salsa! The blueberries are from George Dent Frozen Foods base in St. Joseph, MI. They will be served at Bates Elementary, Cornerstone Elementary, Wylie Elementary, and Creekside Intermediate Schools on 3/19, At DHS on 3/23, and at Mill Creek Middle School on 3/24!Continue reading “Frozen Blueberries for March!”

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”

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