The Woodland Farm to Table Program fosters connections between our students and healthy food, our local food community, and stewardship of the land. Two days a week small groups of students get their hands dirty, work directly with local farmers, design menus, cook or bake, then celebrate and share their hard (and delicious) work around a community table. Students at Woodland experience a direct connection to their food and where it comes from; they gain meaningful, purposeful, and valuable skills in the sciences, mathematics and beyond; and simply enjoy nourishing, healthy food that fuels them throughout their day.

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September 2016

Farm to Table is well underway this year!  We are tasting some delicious and nutritious food every week - thanks to our local farmers, teacher chefs, and student chefs! With the combined efforts of on last spring’s Farm to Table Family Questionnaire, the energy of the Farm to Table Committee, the creativity, passion, and planning of the Program Committee, and the support of the School Board, Woodland’s Farm to Table is developing.  Farm to Table is an exciting new growth for our school and we are ecstatic about the educational opportunities this program feeds.

Each student participates in Farm to Table approximately one time per month - a Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 - 2:00 and a Wednesday morning during Other Business and one Journey period. To get the excitement flowing,  students participated in a brainstorm - looking forward to the rest of the school year and what they wish to explore, cook, and learn about. Check out their ideas below!

FARM TO TABLE BRAINSTORM

COOKING                                                                                         FARMING THE FOREST
Cauliflower crust pizza                                                                   Build a fire pit and cook
Roasted pumpkin seeds                                                                Christmas tree farming
Zucchini bread                                                                                 Edible mushroom hunt/ID
Quiche                                                                                               Tree harvest
Smoothies                                                                                        Maple sugaring
Ice cream                                                                                          Build with fallen trees
Butternut squash soup with grilled cheese sliders
Bacon and eggs
Roasted Turkey
Apple cider & pumpkin donuts (baked)
Mashed potatoes
Pie!
Potato soup
Strawberry shortcake
Hamburgers
Pancakes
Trout
Chocolate cake

 

Farmer Tim teaches ori, zoe and aida about using clover as a nitrogen fixer in the soil.

Farmer Tim teaches ori, zoe and aida about using clover as a nitrogen fixer in the soil.

Aida with a couple of jars of fermented beets

Aida with a couple of jars of fermented beets

Carolyn and Zoe making fresh tomato sauce and homemade meatballs to go along with just harvested zucchini

Carolyn and Zoe making fresh tomato sauce and homemade meatballs to go along with just harvested zucchini