Have you ever wonder what we do with the produce that we received from our Phoenix garden? The produce we get from the garden goes to the school kitchen for our school lunches and breakfast. Also, some of the food that we grow goes to the local farmer’s market to be sold. Another thing we do with the produce is we take it and on Fridays of each week we have a food Friday! On these days we take the produce and make things like, coconut curry squash, pico de gallo, and pesto.When we make these things in class it teaches the students how to prepare the vegetables and how to cook to make a pretty good meal.
These food Fridays have been a really good tool when teaching this AG. Science class. Because teaching ag. Science it is a good tool when it comes to showing the students how to take the food from the garden and put it to the plate. Our teacher, Lindley Ballen said that when you show the students how to grow and harvest the food it really showcases the growing food part of Ag. Science.
Every since we started food Fridays. I Have enjoyed the lesson plans that our teacher has prepared for us. The recipes that we have prepared in class I have taken and prepared these for my family for dinners and also lunches. I thought that some of the recipes that we have tried in class have been nasty in my opinion. But that does not mean that other people think that it is nasty. Also when we teach the students how to prepare the produce it is giving them a virtual resource at their fingertips.