|Dianne Houlihan accepting our produce donation|
Well, after much anticipation our goal of growing food for the school cafeteria has come to fruition! This morning a handful of dedicated garden club members met us bright and early in the garden to harvest radishes and fresh greens to be served in the cafeteria. The taste tests in the field had mixed reviews. The children tasted the mesclun mix and curly leaf lettuces. "Mmmm, this tastes...green." or " I don't like it, but I don't like any salad anyway." were my two favorite responses. Children need repeated exposure to new foods before developing a taste for it, especially if it's (gasp) healthy!
|The children proudly donating wares from the garden|
|"That one's bigger than your thumb!"|
|Collecting the radishes|
|Snipping the curly leaf lettuce|
|Harvesting the mesclun mix|
|Weighing the greens|
|weighing the radishes|
So today's harvest yield was 2 1/2 pounds of radishes and a little over 2 pounds of greens. We will start a new tally separate from the summer's harvest. We anticipate harvesting well into the winter with beets and kale still to come as well as continued harvests of lettuce.