Today, we began planting lettuce and tomato seeds with our first grade classes!
Author Archives: Jenna Shea
Produce of the Month: GA Carrots
Our fresh carrots are from the Bolthouse Farms in Lake Park, Georgia. The Bolthouse Family began vegetable farming in 1915 in western Michigan. Now they grow all of over the country, including Lake Park Georgia where they grow and harvest fresh carrots. Bolthouse Farms is one of the largest carrot operations in the world. The carrotContinue reading “Produce of the Month: GA Carrots”
Produce of the Month: FL Oranges
Our fresh oranges are from the Haines City Citrus Growers Association in Haines City, Florida. The agricultural cooperative was founded by six local citrus growers in 1909. They are a full service cooperative, offering its members complete grove care, harvesting, fresh fruit packing, and marketing. The sweet orange is the most commonly grown tree fruitContinue reading “Produce of the Month: FL Oranges”
Produce of the Month: NC Sweet Potatoes
Our fresh sweet potatoes are from Nash Produce in Nashville, North Carolina. In 33 years, since being founded by Dale C. Bone in 1977, this farm has become one of the largest cucumber and sweet potato processing facilities in the United States. It’s prime location along with a commitment to quality, innovation, and customer service makesContinue reading “Produce of the Month: NC Sweet Potatoes”
Garden Update: December 7th
Our greens are ready for picking and snacking!
Garden Update: December 6th
The bean plants we planted on the rooftop garden are big and beautiful!
Tasting with Chef Andrew: Spinach Quesadillas
Chef Andrew from Atkins Park came by to help our fifth graders harvest spinach out of our rooftop garden and make quesadillas! For the recipe, click here. (Click the thumbnails below to see the larger pictures)
Produce of the Month: FL Radishes
Our fresh radishes are from Duda & Sons Family Farm in Oviedo, Florida. The founder of the farm, Andrew Duda, purchased the first fourty acres in the early 1900s. It has now expanded to nearly 90,000 acres owned or leased by the company in several states across the country and is in its fifth generationContinue reading “Produce of the Month: FL Radishes”
Produce of the Month: GA Collard Greens
Our fresh collard greens are from the Coastal Georgia Small Farmers Cooperative. This small group of minority farmers works together as a unified operation to enhance and sustain the heritage of the small African American farmer in Georgia. They were established in 1998 and have been operating and expanding since the fall of 1999. TheContinue reading “Produce of the Month: GA Collard Greens”
Garden Update: October 14th
Today we spent time with our third graders planting greens.