Hear from Haley Scott of Montana Team Nutrition, MT Harvest of the Month (HOM) Co-Coordinator Molly Kirkham, and amazing food service directors Robin Crosby and Kate Anderson. This webinar will cover K12 HOM program requirements, suggestions, fun activities, and how Robin and Kate implement HOM at their schools.
Check out the 2023-2024 Montana Harvest of the Month calendar! We have added summer squash, retired dairy, and moved a few things around. Remember, the calendar does not need to be strictly followed and retired items can still be used for HOM activities. We are looking forward to another year of celebrating Montana grown and raised foods!
“Another great shopping trip to Benson’s Farm and we got our first fall CSA from Western Montana Growers Cooperative & CSA We are so excited, we even had seconds on tasting the spinach from North Shore Farm in Lakeside! The cauliflower from Harlequin Produce will go perfectly with our Montana Harvest of the Month: Brassicas!”
Missoula Food Bank and Community Center used Montana Harvest of the Month materials to create awesome activity cards showcasing apples, dairy, and cherries. They are putting these cards in lunches that they distribute to children across Missoula! Cherries Activity Cards Dairy Activity Cards Apples Activity Cards
Above is a great picture of one of Polson’s lunches that their food service provided for the students in their district. This meal contained a delicious spaghetti main course with fresh broccoli and fruit cocktail. Along with that, a bread stick with the HOM Pesto recipe, Nut Free Spinach Basil Pesto. They had mixed reviews
Bradley and Loretta Dunn-Meier of BLD farms in Troy, Montana displayed Harvest of the Month materials and offered taste tests to showcase herbs and summer squash at the Troy Farmers Market in September. The herbs taste tests included basil, tomato, and mozzarella with a basil vinaigrette and the summer squash taste test offered was chocolate
Montana Team Nutrition Program and Montana Office of Public Instruction have released six recipes for school nutrition programs as part of the Harvesting Montana Recipes project featuring Montana grown foods— barley, beets, bison, lentils, and sweet cherries. The recipes were selected as winners of the Harvesting Montana Recipe Contest in January 2021. Six recipe test schools—Belfry, Phillipsburg, Gardiner, Somers,
Co-coordinators of the Montana Harvest of the Month Program were lucky to attend the August HOM Family Cooking Night showcasing cherries! Dish-Ability, MSU Extension- Silver Bow County SNAP ED & Butte 4-C’s Zero to Five Butte-Silver Bow led two families and in making cherry gazpacho, cherry preserves to go on turkey and cheese sandwiches, and a peach and cherry galette!
Dish-Ability, MSU Extension- Silver Bow County SNAP ED & Butte 4-C’s Zero to Five Butte-Silver Bow will be hosting a monthly series of 4 Family Cooking Nights at the Nutrition Education Station from July-October. These Family Cooking Nights are FREE and open for all to apply! Each family cooking night will be centered around the
Kim Lloyd serves up the Harvest of the Month recipe, Simple Snazzy Salad, using greens from Helena Community Garden! She is serving at Helena Food Share using the awesome Charlie Cart! We have the recipe on the Leafy Greens page and a video of the recipe on youtube! Sources: St. Peter’s Health |