Thursday, February 18, 2016

Taste Test at RES & CHMS: Asian Cabbage Slaw

This week, our students at RES & CHMS both participated in a taste test featuring the Harvest of the Month: Cabbage. We made an Asian Cabbage slaw with local onions, carrots, and cabbage all from the farm VYCC. For the dressing, we used maple syrup from our friends at Slopeside Syrup. Check out the recipe below. We can't wait for our next taste tests on March 23 & 24. Mark your calendars!


6 servings

4 cups cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
3 green onions, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp hot chili sauce
2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp sesame seeds

1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, red onion, and green onions.
2. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and mix until well combined.
4. Refrigerate for a few hours or longer, and serve.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Harvest of the Month in Ms. Gilbar's Kindergarten Class

Yesterday, in Ms. Gilbar's kindergarten classroom, we learned about where our food comes from and prepared for next week's taste test with a lesson on cabbage. We read How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?, played a round of Cow/Chicken/Potato, and drew pictures of 6 different kinds of cabbage! You can check out some of the artwork on the Farm to School board in the cafeteria and check out this great video that Ms. Gilbar made of our lesson!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Local Goodies From Our Friends at VYCC

Check out this bundle of goodies from our Farm Partners at The Farm at VYCC! These onions, squash, beets, turnips, carrots, and cabbage will find their way into school lunches at RES & CHMS over the next couple of weeks. We can't wait to see what our wonderful kitchen staff will come up with!