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!
That is amazing! I love that you found Finn in the pea patch :)ReplyDelete
it certainly is amazing ,your son will never go hungryReplyDelete
Erin that's awesome!!! Our elementary school had a little garden going (while the girls attended), but is was basically just ornamental plants. This school has done a phenomenal job involving the kids and teaching them about gardening and where their food comes from. I wish more schools would do the same...ReplyDelete
That is an amazing club and I wish every school would have it. Of course your boys know all about gardens and how to cook with what you grow but so many other kids don't. Congratulations Loch!ReplyDelete
So funny about Finn being lost in the pea patch.
That's so funny about picky-eater Loch. A friend who always grew a big garden didn't like raw tomatoes, peas, beets, or a lot of other things. But she grew them anyway. Her "friends" always appreciated the efforts LOL! And there is Finn, shoveling in fresh peas...ReplyDelete
What a wonderful program! They had quite a variety of things, too, which is awesome.ReplyDelete
All I can say is, "WOW, what a school!" :) Nice job Loch!ReplyDelete
The kids did a great job!! That food looks wonderful. All schools should have a program like this. Loch is so so lucky!ReplyDelete
Holy moley, what a FANTASTIC gardening program!! I am in awe! So you tasted the roasted beets, huh? Now confess. Weren't they GOOOOOOD?ReplyDelete
Mama Pea beet me to it. Beet me...get it? Haha! So, did you like them? I had roasted beets and carrots for dinner tonight, it's my favorite way to eat them.ReplyDelete
That was a fabulous spread, and what a great learning experience for those kids.
Beautiful! And I love all the extra organic things they had to go with them - I love the food from Polyface Farms. My son is just as picky, although my girls eat everything. Great job Loch!ReplyDelete
Anything that gets kids involved with gardening (and good food!) is a good idea.ReplyDelete
It's so great that high school kids were pulled in on the effort - kids helping kids, and learning at the same time! That is an amazing menu.ReplyDelete
http://www.thecouponchallenge.com/farm-fresh-2-doubles-mega-coupon-event-0615-0619.html CAN'T REMEMBER IF YOUR NEAR HERE BUT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD DEAL IF YOU ARE BUT THAN YOU HAVE A GARDEN ,RIGHT.HOPE YOUR MOM AND DAD ARE DOING OK WITH ALL THE FLOODING GOING ON IN THERE AREA IN MNReplyDelete
I just now have gotten time to respond to comments - we are indeed lucky to have this program at Loch's school, I wish all schools were as great, sadly so many are not. I did like the beets!ReplyDelete
p.s. Judy, I'm on that already LOL, that store is where i do all my "semi-extreme couponing" LOL