“I’m a wheat farmer on my iPad”… and other reactions from Dexter students.

Going into this month’s tasting events, we knew it wasn’t going to be a hard sell to get the students to enjoy what we were sampling.  With ingredients like fresh stoneground flour and blueberry jam, it’s kind of hard to go wrong.  Even with butter, sugar, and jam, this month’s featured Wholegrain Blueberry Bars areContinue reading ““I’m a wheat farmer on my iPad”… and other reactions from Dexter students.”

Whole Grains for Big Brains

Sign up to volunteer ! . . . . . .for this month’s Farm Fresh Food Day events featuring Whole Grain Blueberry Bars made with: Locally grown Organic Multigrain Flour from Westwind Milling Co. in Linden, MI AND Locally grown Blueberry Preserves from Brownwood Farms in Williamsburg, MI Dexter Food and Nutrition is ordering both of these products through Cherry Capital Foods, a local-to-localContinue reading “Whole Grains for Big Brains”

What do Dexter kids think of Winter Squash?

January Farm Fresh Food Days featured locally grown Winter Squash from J&T Todosciuk Farms at all six Dexter schools.  Students were invited to try samples of roasted Acorn and Sweet Dumpling squash, explore the many varieties of winter squash that grow in Michigan, and voice their opinion about the squash they tried. Some tried itContinue reading “What do Dexter kids think of Winter Squash?”

Striped Roots and Winter Boots

Striped Roots. . . November’s Farm Fresh Food Day featured 4 different root vegetables grown on 3 local farms: Hakurei Turnips and Watermelon Radishes from Capella Farm Chioggia Beets and Hakurei Turnips from Tantre Farm Napoli Carrots from Seeley Farm Here’s what they looked like at Mill Creek: Our Farm to School Coordinator and graciousContinue reading “Striped Roots and Winter Boots”

Creekside Garden and Kitchen Acitivites

Recently, Creekside Intermediate school’s students have enjoyed lessons in the kitchen classroom and garden with the School Garden Coordinator and Farm to School Coordinator. Students in Lifetime Fitness classes got an opportunity to explore an aspect of their core curriculum in an experiential manner with the School Garden Coordinator.  Students made granola during a lessonContinue reading “Creekside Garden and Kitchen Acitivites”