Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baby Goats at Midnight Goat Farm

This just in from our friendly goat farmer, Yves, at Midnight Goat Farm in Huntington. He has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of lots of new kids on the farm and five have already arrived! Meet the new additions to the farm below. They're the reason for that delicious goat cheese after all...

Phew!  We have our first bunch of kids.  I thought I would send you a few shots as I waited for milk to warm for their 10pm feeding.  

In honor of the year of the goat and our first born on our new farm little miss Yi.

She was soon followed by her sister Iggy (born a little Icky)

and brother Hank (Hanksville). 

Our boss Lady Shawna had just one, Caesar. 

And finally, this afternoon, our Princess Phyona gave us a huge girl we named Eloise.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Smoothie Thursday!

Smoothie Thursday!
The fourth grade is going to the Audubon Center to learn about maple sugaring. They made a special smoothie flavor request - Maple-Banana!
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March 26th's smoothie flavor is:
Audubon-ana!
Bananas, Monument Farms milk, Cabot plain yogurt, 
Slopeside maple syrup

Served with a delicious whole grain breakfast snack.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Last Week's Happenings

Last week was a busy week with a visit to Cochran's to join Governor Shumlin for his annual tree tapping, a "cheese-y" taste test on Wednesday, followed up with a fun and delicious school lunch honoring the first day or spring!

On Wednesday, we took a slight detour from our usual tasting of vegetables and decided to have students taste two kinds of delicious, local cheeses. We tasted a mild cheddar from Grafton Village and a classic goat cheese from Midnight Goat Farm, just down the road in Huntington. While many kids liked the cheddar cheese, an overwhelming majority LOVED the goat cheese, even those who were trying it for the first time. Students were begging for more and asking where they could buy some. In fact, one student just reported today that he and a friend went out shopping, with goat cheese on their list, because of this taste test!




Friday marked the first day of spring and the RES cafeteria was busy getting a "springy" meal together for our students. On the menu was roasted Misty Knoll drumsticks, springy noodles, kale chips, and DIRT!! A couple of our students didn't care for the kale chips on their own, but crushed up over their noodles was perfection. 

Happy Hot Lunchers

The "Kale Crushers"

Delicious Dirt with Meringue Mushrooms by Mrs. Kent


Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Harvest Bundles are HERE!


Support RES Farm to School by purchasing a 100% local, 100% fresh, 100% delicious “Spring Harvest Bundle” from Jericho Settlers’ Farm. This bundle of produce (and eggs!) will make a wonderful meal for you and your family or a wonderful gift for a friend, family member, or neighbor.

WHAT.…….……………….....….“The Spring Harvest Bundle”
WHO....Jericho Settlers’ Farm and RES Farm to School
WHY…………..Continued support of RES Farm to School
WHEN….Pick-up is Thursday, April 2nd, from 2:45-6:00
WHERE.……Richmond Elementary School’s Cafeteria
HOW MUCH………………………………………………………$50.00

Harvest Bundle Includes:
v 1 dozen eggs
v 2 lbs. carrots
v 1.5 lbs. beets
v 1 lb. turnips
v 2 lbs. potatoes
v 1.5 lbs. onions
v 1 cabbage (3-4 lbs.)
v Baby spinach
v Pea shoots
v Lettuce (2 mini heads)
v Kale and/or chard

* all vegetables are certified organic *

Interested? Email Hilary at farmtoschool@cesuvt.org to place your order.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Smoothie and Popcorn Thursday!

Smoothie and Popcorn
Thursday!
  • ·        Students can sign up for smoothies in their classroom.
  • ·        On Thursday mornings students will come to the cafeteria to pick one up to take to the classroom for breakfast or snack. Kindergarten and preschool smoothies will be delivered to their classrooms.
  • ·        16oz fruit and yogurt smoothies with a whole grain are a quick, delicious, nutritious start to the day and a great pick me up snack!
  • ·        For the same cost as a regular breakfast or snack bag!  $1.75 students/ $2.00 adults
  • ·        Served in our new reusable RES Cougar Cups!

  •   Happy kids ready to LEARN!

    March 19th's smoothie flavor is:
    Blueberry-Pomegranate
    Wild Maine blueberries, Monument Farms milk, Cabot blueberry yorgurt, vanilla greek yogurt, and pomegranate juice

    Served with freshly popped popcorn or another whole grain breakfast snack

    NOTE: Next week's smoothie flavor has been changed to          Maple-Banana

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fourth Graders Join Governor Shumlin for Tree-Tapping at Slopeside

Some Fourth Graders celebrated the start of sugaring season by joining Governor Shumlin for his annual tree-tapping at Cochran's Ski Area on Tuesday afternoon. Students were in the company of Chuck Ross, the Secretary of Agriculture, several local news crews, and many others representing Vermont's agriculture and maple industry. The event culminated in the sugar house with a delicious French toast lunch, prepared by RES's very own Karyl Kent, and topped with some tasty Slopeside Syrup. The folks at Slopeside Syrup have been longtime supporters of the RES Farm to School program and we are grateful for the invitation to be a part of such a memorable event. 







Here is the link to the WCAX news story: 
http://www.wcax.com/story/28539645/shumlin-kicks-off-sugaring-season-in-vermont




Monday, March 16, 2015

Farmer Correspondence in First Grade

First graders have been busy writing letters to Farmer Christa at Jericho Settlers' Farm as a part of the Farmer Correspondence program. Check out Mrs. Rankin's blog post about this exciting experience by clicking on the link below:

http://enrichmentatres.blogspot.com/2015/03/writing-letters-to-our-farm-to-school.html

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Smoothie Thursday!

Smoothie Thursday!
  • ·        Students can sign up for smoothies in their classroom.
  • ·        On Thursday mornings students will come to the cafeteria to pick one up to take to the classroom for breakfast or snack. Kindergarten and preschool smoothies will be delivered to their classrooms.
  • ·        16oz fruit and yogurt smoothies with a whole grain are a quick, delicious, nutritious start to the day and a great pick me up snack!
  • ·        For the same cost as a regular breakfast or snack bag!  $1.75 students/ $2.00 adults
  • ·        Served in our new reusable RES Cougar Cups!


  • March 12th's smoothie flavor is:
    Strawberry Mango
    Strawberries, Mangoes, Monument Farms milk, Cabot yogurt, and Slopeside maple syrup

    Served with a whole grain breakfast snack 

    Smoothie flavors and days are posted on the 
    Farm to School Blog and on the Breakfast Menu

Monday, March 9, 2015

RES Science Fair and Farm to School Dinner

This Thursday, March 12th, students will be sharing their great science projects in the RES gym! The Farm to School program will be offering a dinner during the event so that both participating families and those looking for a night out can grab a great meal! Below are the details.


Time: 5:00-6:30
Location: RES Cafeteria
Menu: Chicken Noodle Soup, Tomato Soup, or Vegetable Soup
Grilled Cheese or Grilled Panini (roasted tomato, spinach, pesto, and mozzarella)
Cost: $5.00/adult soup and sandwich      $3.00/child soup and sandwich

See you there!!