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!”

Local Radish and Asparagus Tasting Responses

May Farm Fresh Food Days were a real feature of spring produce in Michigan, with both radishes and asparagus being sampled throughout Dexter schools.  Students at DHS, Mill Creek, Creekside, and Cornerstone got to fresh spring radishes from two different local farms; Zilke Vegetable Farm and Tantre Farm.  After students at those schools ate throughContinue reading “Local Radish and Asparagus Tasting Responses”

December Wrap-up: “Potatoes Are Majestic”

December’s Farm Fresh Food Day events happened in all 4 Dexter Elementary schools, and allowed students to sample locally grown, roasted potatoes seasoned with herbs grown in the Creekside school garden.  Students gave their reactions, including one survey decorated with the phrase “Potatoes Are Majestic”. The Food: The potatoes were from Tantre Farm and SunseedContinue reading “December Wrap-up: “Potatoes Are Majestic””

December Farm Fresh Food Day: Healthy Taters!

This month’s installment of Farm Fresh Food Days in the Dexter Cafeterias is coming up next week.  Our Farm to School Coordinator is teaming up with Dexter Food and Nutrition to bring local potatoes into the elementary schools for all students to taste during their lunch periods.  Students will be able to try roasted potatoes grown on Sunseed Farm and Tantre Farm, andContinue reading “December Farm Fresh Food Day: Healthy Taters!”

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”

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