Summertime Fun & Fresh Food!
What: Encourage kids to eat locally and get them involved this season!
Why: Connecting children with local food supports lifelong healthy eating habits as well as our local farmers and producers.
At School: The Harvest of the Month feature this June is dairy products. Check your school lunch menu and encourage your kids to try the lunch on Harvest of the Month day!
After School: Sign your children up for after-school and summer programs for kids to do gardening and cooking with Common Threads Farm, and/or involve kids in planting and harvesting in your own home garden or community garden plot.
At the Grocery Store: Look for locally produced milk, cheese, and ice cream when you are at the store – Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy, Edaleen, Twin Brook Creamery, and Appel Farms are just a few local dairies you will find.
At the Farm: Spend a deliciously fun hour or two at a U-pick farm harvesting (and tasting!) fruits & veggies. For a list of farms that offer U-pick, check your copy of the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder.
At Home: Get the kids cooking with all of the local foods you pick and purchase. The kitchen makes a wonderful classroom to learn about nutrition and the importance of eating locally!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the
Whatcom County School Lunch Hero celebrations!
Click here to see all of the Whatcom 2015 School Lunch Heroes