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”

DHS Garden Week in the Cafeteria

  Today, Ms. Melinsky’s 2nd hour class came out to the Sullivan Memorial Learning Garden to harvest produce to be used in the DHS cafeteria throughout this week! This project represents a pilot Garden to Cafeteria Program that will hopefully continue and grow as the garden itself grows. The kitchen staff were very impressed byContinue reading “DHS Garden Week in the Cafeteria”

Student-Grown Salad Greens (soon)

One of the first things you learn as a gardener is that there’s a HUGE world beyond lettuce.  And, for those of us who love a good salad, that world is a paradise. With Dexter Food and Nutrition anticipating a few new salad bars to come into the schools, we’ve been thinking about fresh, localContinue reading “Student-Grown Salad Greens (soon)”

Local Kale and Apples Served in Dexter Schools

During the month of October, students throughout Dexter Community Schools enjoyed locally grown apples and kale with smiles on their faces, and thumbs up to the sky.  Here’s an article about the event compiled by our Farm to School Coordinator and the Food Service staff in Dexter Schools. . . Dexter Schools’ Food and NutritionContinue reading “Local Kale and Apples Served in Dexter Schools”

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