Week in Review: FoodCorps in full swing!

Septembers Harvest of the Month is Cauliflower! To celebrate the vegetable, Roasted Romanesco was offered for our taste test at Frankfort-Elberta Elementary.

This week was a busy one for Stephanie and I — from a stellar Farm to School training hosted by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems to two taste tests highlighting cauliflower as the Harvest of the Month, we have been on the ground serving and learning from our community. Following are some highlights from the week:

Monday: 

NWMI FoodCorps members joined the Center for Regional Food Systems at a Farm to School Training yesterday! Pictured left to right: Mikaela Taylor, Colleen Matts, Jenice Momber, Abby Harper, Stephanie Cumper.
NWMI FoodCorps members joined the Center for Regional Food Systems at a Farm to School Training! Pictured left to right: Mikaela Taylor, Colleen Matts, Jenice Momber, Abby Harper, Stephanie Cumper.

Tuesday:  Stephanie read “Sid the Science Kid: Why Can’t I Have Cake for Dinner” to a 1st grade class at Interlochen Elementary  and taught them about the 5 food groups using My Plate. 

Wednesday: Stephanie and I taught a 6th grade class at Platte River Elementary about food chains, food pyramids, food webs and the importance of eating primary producers that hold high amounts of energy in the ecosystem (fruits and vegetables). It was also our first taste test of the year at Platte River Elementary — Italian Herb Roasted Cauliflower!

Chef Kyle cooks the Italian Herb Roasted Cauliflower
Chef Kyle cooks the Italian Herb Roasted Cauliflower at Platte River Elementary
Mikaela helps serve the Italian Herb Roasted Cauliflower during the taste test
Mikaela helps serve the Italian Herb Roasted Cauliflower during the taste test
We love and appreciate our food service workers -- Thank you Jenny and Grace for all you do!
We love and appreciate our food service workers — Thank you Jenny and Grace for all you do at Platte River Elementary!
We love taste tests!
We love taste tests!

Thursday: Our first taste test of the year at Frankfort-Elberta Elementary — Roasted Romanesco!

Stephanie poses with a tray of Roasted Romanesco
Stephanie poses with a tray of Roasted Romanesco
Students proudly display their romanesco
Students proudly display their romanesco
Roasted Romaneso was a hit!
Roasted Romaneso was a hit!

What’s next? Stay tuned!