Tag Archives: Havest of the month

Visit to the Dungeness Valley

My favorite local raw milk dairy, Dungeness Valley Creamery. One of the beautiful, doe-faced new baby calves, outside the creamery. This way to Nash’s new farm store.  If you live on the west side of Washington state, and you’re a big fan of organic carrots, you should know Nash for his AMAZING carrots!  Best I’ve […]

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Taste of Washington Day at our Local Schools

Today was Taste of Washington Day in cafeterias all over the state.  Over 300 schools and at least 30 local farms will participate in Taste Washington Day to celebrate the state’s agricultural diversity and encourage healthy eating habits. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) are partnering with […]

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Melon Tasting at the Walla Walla Farmers Market

Come join us at the Walla Walla Farmers Market this Saturday, August 18th from 8am to 11am for melon tasting.  We will have a variety of local melons donated from our neighboring farmers to sample, from casaba, ananas, galia, to yellow and red watermelons, and green, white and orange honeydew. Never heard of some of […]

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Eating in Season in the Fall and Winter

You’ve heard it before: Eat in season. That’s all fine and dandy in the spring and summer, with a bounty of beautiful easy to prepare vegetables, but when fall and winter roll around it’s a whole different story and challenge. Even for me, with a degree in nutrition and years of cooking experience, fall and […]

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Harvest of the Month: Asparagus

Our Harvest of the Month for April is asparagus.  Local farmers provide seasonal produce to our schools through the Network for a Healthy California program.  How lucky we are!  Free box of produce! to teach our children about healthy foods through hands-on learning/tasting. We cleaned, trimmed, and sliced the asparagus at a diagonal.  I like […]

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Making Cole Slaw With Kids

Inspired by the Harvest of the Month cabbages that my son’s class received yesterday, I decided to make cole slaw with the kids. I started with some freshly picked lemons from our school garden, for the dressing…. And then added some fennel bulbs, that have taken over a couple beds in the garden…. Add some […]

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Cooking squash with kids

This month’s “Harvest of the Month” produce item was squash.  Big ones, little ones, round ones and long ones. I cut them up and the kids helped me season them with salt, pepper, olive oil, and fresh squeezed orange juice. After roasting in the oven for around 30 minutes, the squash was ready to be […]

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Developing your child’s taste buds: Apple taste test

Inspired by a Cookus Interruptus’ post about setting up taste tests for kids, my kids and I decided to try one of our own.  We had just recently taken a trip up to a local apple orchard for some U-pick, and had some California Spartan apples on hand.  Liking to have a variety of fruit […]

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Making applesauce with kids

At our school, once a month, each classroom gets a box of a seasonal fruit or vegetable.  This month: apples! We talked about what region apples grow best in, what the number one apple producing state is (Washington!!), and why.  Then we got to cooking.  I peeled the apples, while they washed their hands.  Then […]

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Havest of the month: potatoes!!

Harvest of the month is here!!  This month produce item was potatoes.  The box c0ntained an assortment of small yellow, baby red, purple and russet potatoes. I used only the small yellow, purple, and red, as they have a much smoother consistency and are not as starchy. We pulled out the cooking cart, diced the […]

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