The Farm to School team has been busy serving up local produce every Thursday at all BPS Cafeteria Schools. Before the winter break, we visited Boston Latin Academy in Roxbury where we sampled locally grown Macintosh apples. Local apples are available all winter long thanks to cold storage facilities which preserve apples harvested in the fall. Sweet and juicy, these apples were a favorite among students.
Last week, we visited the Dearborn Middle School in Boston’s Uphams Corner Neighborhood to sample locally grown cabbage and carrots shredded for a tasty coleslaw. In addition to the traditional mayonnaise dressed slaw, we also sampled an Asian inspired coleslaw with a ginger-vinegar dressing. Overall, students preferred the traditional slaw which was developed for Boston Public Schools by the Department of Food and Nutrition Services very own Milton Lashus.
Here’s the Recipe for Milton’s Famous Slaw:
1 pound shredded cabbage and carrots (shred your own or buy a prepared bag in the salad section of the supermarket)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp mustard
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Toss together all ingredients in a large bowl and serve!
This week, on Thursday January 19th, we’ll be heading to the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain to sample Czjakowski Farm roasted vegetable medley – a blend of butternut squash, rutabaga, and carrots.