Thursday, November 29, 2012

Harvest Item of the Month: CARROTS!

Moroccan Carrot Salad Recipe
  From the Bellingham School District:

Creating lifelong healthy eaters by connecting the cafeteria to the classroom and the community.

Harvest Item of the Month introduces farm fresh produce or locally preserved foods to thousands of students in Bellingham cafeterias through the school lunch program. This year, students will taste fresh fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, apples, winter squash, brussel sprouts, potatoes, pears, green beans, asparagus, radishes and more. Nutrition Services will continue to make new connections with local farmers and food producers to help expand the selection of local foods.

Here are some ways that you can share the Harvest of the Month experience:
  • Talk about upcoming Harvest Item of the Month foods at home - look up fun facts about each       Harvest Item of the Month on
  • Serve Harvest Item of the Month foods at home - watch for special promotions of these seasonal foods in local stores and get your children involved in shopping, selecting a recipe and preparing the foods at home. Kid-tested recipes are available at
  • Buy lunch on Harvest Item of the Month days. If your children are not regular school lunch participants, buying lunch on the Harvest Item of the Month day sends a message that you support our Farm-to-School efforts to purchase local foods directly from farmers for school meals.
Each month educational materials are provided for students, teachers, and parents. Harvest of the Month provides a great opportunity to try new foods, talk about food choices and think about where our food comes from.

Please comment! 

What do you think of the Farm to School Movement? 

Did you try the carrots? What did you think? Do you prefer cooked carrots or raw carrots? 

Any fun carrot info you have to share with the class?


  1. I think harvest of the month is the best thing they have added to the lunch menu.
    From, Rhiannon

    1. Dear Rhiannon,
      I agree with you but sometimes the Harvest of the Month food can be kind of gross.


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