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Farm to School in Action

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Learning Activities

Standards-aligned classroom activities for grades K-6

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Stay warm with Bean Chili

Stay warm with Bean Chili

This February we got record snow and chilling temps but kept our students toasty with our Michigan Dry Bean Chili taste test! Did you know that Michigan is the top producer for black beans and the second top producer of other dry beans in the country? Dry beans are a great affordable option to get […]

Beet Hummus!

Beet Hummus!

This December, we taste tested Beet Hummus in our school cafeterias and asked our students what they thought. 70% of the students who tried it voted they LOVED IT! We partnered with Lakeview Hill Farm to source our beets, that helped turn our hummus a beautiful shade of pink. From the color to the taste […]

Central Grade Harvest Party

Central Grade Harvest Party

On October 25th, our Farm to School team was joined by Samantha TwoCrow and Amber Ochoa (TCAPS Title VI) to host a Three Sisters Harvest Party at Central Grade School. Earlier this spring three sister vegetables including beans, corn, and squash were planted in the school garden. Kids learned the Native American history behind the […]

Glen Lake goes crazy for carrots!

Glen Lake goes crazy for carrots!

On October 16th, we held our third pop-up farmers market of the season in partnership with Taste the Local Difference at Glen Lake Community School. The market was buzzing with local produce and goods ready for the kids to purchase. The food service director and head chef of the school cafeteria Jackie Cobb prepared delicious […]

First Pop-Up Farmers Market!

First Pop-Up Farmers Market!

School has started and so has the first of many TBASID Farm to School events this fall! We hosted our first Pop-Up Farmers Market at Mill Creek Elementary last week, with help from Taste the Local Difference. Students got to shop for local goods including vegetables, apples, jams, bread, honey, and handmade bags. We also […]

Courtade Taste Tests

Courtade Taste Tests

On February 27, the TBAISD Farm to School team visited Courtade Elementary School’s cafeteria to facilitate a lunchtime taste test. Courtade students had fun sampling apples, juicy pears, and cantaloupe as well as tasting a healthy, homemade fruit dip (recipe). Students enthusiastically voted for their favorite fruit on posters that will be displayed in the […]