Thursday, June 9, 2016

End of the Year Farm to School Updates!

Well we certainly ended the school year on a high note! Our final taste test at both schools was by far the most popular of them all! Students at RES & CHMS taste tested basil pesto pasta with basil from Maple Wind Farm as well as some from our very own CHMS garden (Recipe Below). Our elementary school students had an added treat of mint lemonade with mint from our garden during field day and gave both items a resounding thumbs up! Our RES students also helped to design a canvas banner that will hang at American Flatbread on Tuesday, June 14th during our Community Benefit Bake event-we hope to see you there!

Basil Pesto
Yield: 1 cup
Ingredients:

  • 5 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated hard cheese, such as cheddar or parmesan
  • salt, to taste
  • optional: the zest of one lemon

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
2. If desired, add hot water to the mixture to thin it out.
3. If desired, add chickpeas to thicken the mixture/incorporate protein.
Every RES student had a hand in making this banner for our fundraiser on June 14th at American Flatbread. We hope to see you there!

Mint Lemonade at Field Day

Making our Banner at Field Day!

Mmm Basil Pesto Pasta