Speaking of cherries.........Two Minnesota teachers have received SHIP grants (only available in MN) to use fresh locally grown foods for their classroom teaching. Lois Lewis and Karen Smith. Congratulations to both of them and I plan to have them share their programs here on the Learning ZoneXpress blog.
Using fresh produce from their areas has been an opportunity for them. Karen loves this program and knows she will continue to purchase from local farmers...even when the grant is gone. She can't believe what a difference the fresh food makes and how wonderful it is to have these farmers talk about their careers with her junior high school students.
Maybe we can get Karen to share some of those great recipes. I know she is famous for smoothies and a great apple bake. Yum. MN FACS educators wrote a cookbook "Cooking With Class". They are writing another cookbook with extra healthy recipes...look for the new cookbook Cooking With Class II in the Fall 2011 Learning ZoneXpress catalog.