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”

Wellness Policy Discussion

Yesterday, a small group of stakeholders representing a number of perspectives met to discuss our visions for the Wellness Policy and tossed around some thoughts on possible changes in school food and opportunities for movement during the school day. There were seven people in attendance and we had a great discussion, the general transcript ofContinue reading “Wellness Policy Discussion”

“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”

Farm Fresh Food Days – Volunteers Needed

Dexter Farm to School and Dexter Food and Nutrition are back with taste tests and new recipes using local foods in Dexter school cafeterias, building on progress made last year during our Farm Fresh Food Day tastings each month. In December, we’ll be featuring Michigan-grown potatoes in cafeteria sampling taste tests, AND on the lunchContinue reading “Farm Fresh Food Days – Volunteers Needed”

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