A very tasty Taste Washington Day!

Lots of delicious food on Taste Washington Day at the South Whidbey Middle School! Students in Susan Milan’s Health and Wellness Elective prepared tasty dishes from produce grown in the School Farm and High School Garden, and served it to their fellow classmates on Thursday, Oct. 12th, during the lunch period. There were a lot of enthusiastic eaters!

The sampling was available to all students free of charge, and included marinated beans, pasta with sungold tomato sauce, kale chips, homemade potato chips, zucchini tater tots, zucchini bread and carrot cake. All made by 7th and 8th graders from organic fresh-picked school produce — 74 pounds of tomatoes, potatoes, kale, zucchini, carrots, green beans, basil, onions, arugula, basil, spinach, cucumbers, peppers and garlic!

Nicole Whittington, culinary teacher, and the Heath and Wellness culinary classes also made pestos from basil, kale, spinach and arugula which were eagerly sampled with crudites.

Here’s a slideshow of the feast.

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The cafeteria was festooned with posters drawn by the students in Susan Milan’s and Lisa Davis’ classes celebrating local produce and healthy eating.

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In just a half hour lunch period, over 200 servings had been dished out and the table was bare. Lots of great eating, happy cooks, delighted farmers and well-fed students!

On Thursday, Oct. 4th, the cafeteria celebrated Taste Washington Day with school-grown produce. Read their report about it HERE. Since the School Farms deliver in season to the cafeterias, every day is Taste Washington Day for our school lunches.

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