Thursday, September 20, 2012

Eating What We Grow

For the record, there are many picky eaters out there. Even the pickiest of eaters will sample most everything if it is grown on our farm. Although our farm has only been producing crops for the last 6 months, we have made a big impact with our kids, teachers and community. Our harvests have been tasty and if you grow it, they'll eat it.

Our Parent Farm Team harvested basil, arugula and mint to make back to school treats for our school staff.

When we had an Herb War table set up on the way to recess, all the kids were interested in tasting the dips that were made from herbs. (even though the dips were green)

A Kindergarten class bed produced several handfuls of yummy fruits and veggies for the kids to try.

Farm families adopted the farm for a week during the summer and got to harvest what was out there.

A 5th-6th grade class made delicious zucchini bread with the monster zucchinis that they grew in their beds.

The farm enrichment cluster made a huge salad with various greens and vegetables that were ripe.

We grew a lot of okra and fried okra is the best way to eat it. Our 1st and 2nd graders got to taste the beauty of okra!

Farm friends got to sample pesto snacks after school.

This was the line for "seconds" when one class made veggie soup.

It just keeps getting better and better. With a little effort and a lot of  farm work, we are changing our kids into healthier eaters. They are excited about eggplant and cantaloupe! It doesn't get better than that!

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