Our next Harvest of the Month Tasting is Wednesday, November 17!
Harvest of the Month is a great opportunity to help in school and it’s only a one hour time commitment! Parent volunteers gather in the cafe to dish out and serve the tastings to your child’s classroom.
The Harvest of the Month Program encourages healthy food choices by increasing students’ exposure to seasonal foods while also supporting local farmers and building excitement about school meals. This month our students will be tasting popcorn!
In October, students tasted kale. The local ingredients for this tasting were from Riverland Farm in Sunderland, MA (Kale) and Brooksby Farm in Peabody, MA (Apple Cider). Kale was served in a smoothie as “Monster Juice.” Here’s the October recipe if it was a hit with your student!
Kale Smoothie for Kids
Prep time 5 mins. Author: Sonnet, Serves: 4
12 oz. 100% Apple Juice
3-4 lg Kale leaves (stems removed)
3 Banana (remove peels)
2 cup Ice
Instructions :Blend Juice and greens for about one minute on high. Make sure the greens are throughly Blended. Then add the banana & ice and blend for an additional 30 seconds, until smooth.
Read more about this PTO sponsored enrichment program on the Massachusetts Farm to School website.
To volunteer serving Harvest of the Month in classrooms on Wednesday 11/17, arrive at school at 8:15 am to check in as a volunteer and help or contact Barbara Burke: email@example.com.