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Farm to School’s February Veggie of the Month: Brussels Sprouts!

Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with nutritional powerhouses like kale and broccoli. Like the rest of its family, Brussels sprouts are rich in valuable nutrients like vitamins C and K. They are also a great source of folate, manganese, vitamins B6 and B1, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. If you’ve […]

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Farm to School’s January Veggie of the Month: Turnip Greens!

This month, have a taste of the leafy top of this familiar root vegetable. Turnip greens are remarkable for their high calcium content, which also gives them a noticeably bitter taste. Turnip greens also contain healthy glucosinolate, outscoring similar veggies like cabbage and kale. Plants with high glucosinolates are currently under research as cancer inhibitors. […]

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Summer 2014 Farm to School Update

Summer 2014 Farm to School Update: This summer, Athens-Clarke County Farm to School provided 60 pounds of cucumbers for the Summer Feeding Program in Athens-Clarke County. The summer feeding program provided free lunches to Clarke County students May 27 through July 25. The meals were provided Monday through Friday at three Clarke County Schools: Howard […]

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Spring 2014 Farm to School Update

Spring 2014 Spinach Aggregation Received over 80 pounds of naturally grown spinach from local farmers Recorded weight, plot and temperature of spinach received from farmers to maintain food safety Labeled each package of spinach with weight and plot to further protect food safety Triple washed and aggregated spinach into ½ pound bags at the Career […]

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