Jun 15, 2012
Loch's Harvest Tasting!
A lot of photos here, but I promised Loch I'd post them on Monday (yikes) right after the event so grandma could see :)
Loch had his last garden club meeting of the year for the school garden he is involved in, and had a "Harvest Tasting" event ready for the parents when we showed up to collect the kids. I was expecting an array of greens and such in bags to take home maybe, but was blown away by this...
A few students were assigned to greet us at the door and escort us to a table in the cafeteria, where they had menus posted:
Look at this spread!
Roasted carrots & beets
(Mama Pea, I finally tried beets!)
Asian noodles with kale, of course
Salad full of their greens along with pickled carrots they had made the week prior.
Loch still picky though, evidenced by his strawberries and few bites of other things - compare that to my plate across from him :)
Many of the dishes were made by a group of local high school students from a culinary/catering class that volunteered to turn the kids' harvest into yummy dishes, complete with creme' fraiche made right before us to top the local berries and strawberry tart, they are the girls wearing the chef hats of course, the others are the teachers and volunteers that led the garden club this year.
Photos of some of the students and their garden
I noticed his school doesn't seem to have lawn mowing in the budget, the bees love this I bet!
Afterwards a clean up/toss out was done of the garden for the year, here are the kids digging potatoes -
(that's Loch with the pitchfork)
We spent a good 5 minutes looking for Finn so we could go home, we found him hiding in the pea patch, shoving them in as fast as he could!
That's it for the year, the school garden will start up again with school in the fall!