Video: Our Featured Farmer this Month

This month, our Farm-to-School featured food is Michigan Dry Beans, which we’ve ordered through Cherry Capital Foods from Carlson-Arbogast Farm of Howard City, Michigan. Learn more about this farm, the process of growing and processing beans, and more in this video from the Michigan Farm Bureau:  

Farm to Freezer

Cherry Capital Foods has been an important partner in Dexter Food and Nutrition’s path to increase their local purchasing. One of Cherry Capital’s source vendors is the Farm to Freezer program featured in this gorgeous and touching video. This community based job training program flash freezes produce from farms in Northern Michigan, providing locally grown food directContinue reading “Farm to Freezer”

Smarter Lunchroom Video

During our May 2014 Farm Fresh Food Day, some folks from the Michigan Department of Education School Nutrition Programs joined us at Mill Creek Middle School to film the radish sampling, in their series on “Smarter Lunchroom” techniques that Dexter Food and Nutrition has been exemplifying. Here’s the video that resulted!

History of School Gardens in the U.S.

Did you know that gardening in public schools has a rich history in the U.S.?   This video from the Library of Congress addresses the history of school gardens in our country, including how a “School Garden Army” was endorsed by Uncle Sam himself during the war to increase domestic food supplies.