October is National Farm to School Month!

In recognition of this we are partnering with Dexter Food and Nutrition to bring several garden to cafeteria offerings to all 6 DCS cafeterias.  Watch for yummy offerings of fresh garden salsa, watermelon cubes, kale salad, roasted acorn squash, and roasted root vegetables all grown in the Sullivan Memorial Garden and Creekside Kitchen Garden.  ToContinue reading “October is National Farm to School Month!”

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!”

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!”

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”