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!”

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”

Ruhlig’s Cherry Tomatoes on the Salad Bars

Throughout September 2014, we partnered with Dexter Food and Nutrition to source 60 pints of cherry tomatoes from Ruhlig’s Produce in Dexter, MI for use on the salad bars in all 6 Dexter schools! The tomatoes represent a partnership that came full circle from school to farm and back to school! Last spring, students atContinue reading “Ruhlig’s Cherry Tomatoes on the Salad Bars”