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Farm To School Week

posted Sep 24, 2014, 9:27 AM by kwadsworth@rsu20.org

It’s FARM to SCHOOL Week!!!  September 22-26, 2014

Take a moment and chat with your student to see how we are celebrating farm to school week. What an exciting way to learn about all the incredible foods that are grown locally!

Lunch Menu featuring LOCAL FOODS:

    Mon:  Maine Cheeseburgers: Curtis Meats, Warren

    Tues: Maine Chicken Sandwich: Mainely Poultry, Warren

    Wed:  Maine Fish Nuggets: Port Clyde Fresh Catch Co-op, Port Clyde

    Thurs: Maine Beef Burrito: Curtis Meats, Warren

    Fri: Pizza with Maine Cheese: State of Maine Cheese, Rockport

Also: carrots, melon, apples, blueberries, watermelon and other vegetables from Morrill, Plymouth, Milbridge, Thorndike and the Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project

Literary Buffet:

    Monday, we enjoyed a variety of library books that were paired with fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, Mrs. Bougen shared the silly book, Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds. What a treat!

Blueberries for Sal: blueberries

James and the Giant Peach: peaches

Strawberry Girl: strawberries

One Green Apple & Johnny Appleseed: apples

Don’t Let the Peas Touch & The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas: peas        

Why Should I Eat This Carrot?: multi-colored carrots

Bee Farmer:

    Tuesday, local bee farmer, Doug Calhoun, visited us to share his bee hives! We learned about Queen bees, drones and worker bees. We really liked all tools that bee keepers use, and the information and pictures he shared were incredible!

Local Garden Tour:

    Thursday, we will tour the Kennedy Gardens of Searsmont. There, we will explore organic gardens and marvel at the incredible paradise local farmers have created! Apples, peaches, plums, carrots, beets, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, mint, blueberries, raspberries, bees, compost and much more! What a trip this will be!!!

Farm Poetry Celebration:

    Friday, we will end our week long celebration by sharing a collection of farm poetry. Each student has chosen a special farm poem that they will practice throughout the week. We will focus on fluency as we read our poems to friends.