Our Growers seem to be few and far between this year! We are hoping to serve local produce at least 3-4 times a week through the fall and we can only do that if we have growers who we can buy from. If you know of any local produce farmers or are a grower and would like to sell to us, call us, 319-334-7423. (Please click on the link below to view our proposed menus for next fall, regarding fruits and vegetables. If you are a grower, you’ll be able to see what we’d like to serve and when!)
We served local fresh asparagus in the school lunches in May from Heartland Farms and it was a BIG hit!! Just like last year, we were surprised at how much asparagus we went through and how many good, positive comments we heard from students! (and teachers!)
Join us for Weeding Wednesdays this summer in the school gardens. If you have any questions, know of anyone interested in being a part of our chapter, or would like to be included in our e-mail updates, please contact me, jessicaweber, at 334-7423 or e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, share with us your ideas and your passion for the health of our students as well as the health of our earth!
-Jessica Weber, Food Service Director, updated May 31, 2011