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Wellness - Farm to School Update

JES FARM TO SCHOOL

 

New to JES Farm to School

  • Our new Chef Nancy Boss is looking to expand our menu options to include more homemade options and locally sourced ingredients.

  • We have a HOOP HOUSE for more growing space.

  • INDOOR GROW STATIONS for year round greens.

 

What have we accomplished so far?

  • We put in a GARDEN that is used as an outdoor education classroom and food is harvested for our cafeteria.

  • CLASSROOMS GROW VEGETABLES all year with grow lights.

  • Students make PESTO from our basil for pesto pizza in our cafe.

  • TASTE TESTS are done regularly.

  • We create FOOD EDUCATION/ COOKING SHOWS 5 times a year.

  • We have a VEGGIE BAR in our cafe.

  • We switched to 100% pure MAPLE SYRUP.

  • We focus on LOCAL FOODS in our cafe.

  • We created a MOBILE COOKING CART that goes into many classrooms for hands on cooking experiences.

 

What are we hoping to accomplish in the future?

  • GARDEN EXPANSION making more room to grow fresh produce.

  • PLANT FRUIT BUSHES so can harvest fruits AND vegetables for a balanced diet.

  • Offer even MORE LOCAL FOODS

  • EXPAND THE MENU using suggestions provided by the students.

  • SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL to include live music, food trucks, raffle prizes and family activities.

  • FIELD TRIPS TO LOCAL FARMS

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN OUR FARM TO SCHOOL EFFORTS PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL - WE ALWAYS WELCOME MORE PARENT INVOLVEMENT!