A Day in the Life of a Farm to School Educator 🥕🌾 Lesson scheduling, planning, prepping, teaching, dishes, data collection, rinse, repeat 🌀 All month long our educators are talking about #MTGrains in classrooms around #GallatinValley. Our lessons highlight how these foods are grown, why they’re healthy for our bodies, and how to prepare them into tasty meals!
To celebrate the last Farm to School lessons of the school year, East Side’s students made a Harvest of the Month salad to enjoy in the garden. The salad featured five Montana Harvest of the Month items: leafy greens for June as well as carrots, beets, cabbage, and lentils! The students prepped
JB Capdeville, Farm to School Coordinator of the Polson School District, and students created this amazing video detailing beef production at a ranch in their community. This project was completed through the EPA Growing for Environmental Stewardship sub-award. In this video they highlight how they use MT Harvest of the Month to incorporate local beef
“We wrapped up a year of Farm Fresh Friday lunches with Chef Carole’s famous Bison Rocks! These tasty buns were filled with bison from Montrail bison as well as kale and butternut squash grown by Farm to School. Can you tell by the look on the faces of these students that the meal was a
3rd-6th grade classes from Philipsburg Elementary came out to NCAT’s Sift Farm for a field trip. At the leafy greens stand, the classes played true and false, a guessing game, and did a taste test. The students looked at seedlings of arugula, spinach, kale, lettuce, and rainbow chard, and guessed which was which. Then they
Our chickpea taste test was a hit! We served a mock chicken salad made with chickpeas instead of chicken. Lots of students and teachers loved this one. Hudson, a kindergarten student said “This is bustin’ bustin'” and Cy, a fourth grader, said “This is better than pizza!” We do cafeteria taste tests for two reasons:
Story Creek Elementary School in Belgrade served Bison and Barley soup to their students as a part of Montana Harvest of the Month! Along with 5 other school districts in the state, Belgrade is working with Montana Team Nutrition to develop 6 new recipes for use in school meal programs using ingredients from foods produced
On December 14th, MSU Extension and the National Center for Appropriate Technology teamed together to present on December’s Harvest of the Month Product, Lentils in Whitehall Elementary. Each afterschool group of K-5th graders participated in a true/false lentil facts game after watching the Lentil HOM video, made their own lentil hummus with a mortar and