SB Farm-to-School logo contest winner: Matt Brooks, 9th grade, SBHS.


March was a Root-Filled Month

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Wednesday April 04, 2012

A big thank you to all of the participants for the Farm-to-School logo contest. After thorough deliberation, the winning entry by 9th grader, Matt Brooks, was chosen. Matt will be receiving a $50 gift certificate to Healthy Living Natural Foods Market in SB.

March was a root-filled month, during which students got to taste and learn about roots as delicious storage crops we can grow in Vermont and store for fresh food all winter long. The taste test this month was “Magic Rootie Mash”—a dish resembling mashed potatoes while also incorporating parsnips and carrots for variety in nutrients and flavor. Students taste tested Magic Rootie Mash on Tuesday, March 20th at Orchard and Chamberlin Elementary Schools.

During the month of April, there are many fresh options for lunches and food education experiences. Nutritional Services has purchased local baby spinach from Hazendale Farm for April salad bars in the district. Stay tuned to your school’s lunch menu, and keep your eyes open for homemade, fresh, and local options.

If you are planning your garden for this season, be sure to check out the 2nd annual Plant Sale fundraiser for the SBHS garden, Rebel Roots. Rebel Roots partners with Red Wagon Plants, which is located in Hinesburg, VT, to sell organic vegetable/herb/flower plants. All proceeds will benefit the Rebel Roots garden program. For order forms and additional information, check out the SBHS homepage at:

For more Farm-to-School updates, as well as Rebel Chef Competition results, check out the SB Farm-to-School webpage:

SOURCE: Mollie Silver, Farm-to-School Coordinator,