Reflections from parkway
On Wednesday, October 12, many Parkway students and staff chose to participate in a Lettuce Learn taste test event during lunch. Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash was sampled by many students and most of those who participated gave a “thumbs up” to the sweet and nutty flavor of this winter squash. Students also watched a video in their classrooms to “meet” the local farmer who grew the squash. Butternut squash can be stored for months and is packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. It can be roasted, mashed, and used in soups, baked treats, and casseroles. The seeds can also be roasted for a delicious snack or topping for salads and oatmeal. We hope the taste test activities will encourage students to try a variety of foods as well as to be more aware of the origin of their food and the importance of local farms and farmers!
Thanks to the cafeteria staff and volunteers for their help with the taste test! Thanks to High Country Local First for funding our TASTE (Teaching All Students To Experience) Local Food grant and for the Parkway PTO for their support of Lettuce Learn!
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture Office
Lower Level 171 Grand Blvd
PO Box 67
Boone, NC 28608