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Good News . . . . . Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant!

With this funding we are able to offer our elementary students fresh fruits and vegetables for a snack during their school day.  This is in addition to the regular breakfast and lunch programs.

With the help of teachers, school nurses, parents and food service staff the funding will enable us to promote good health, nutrition and physical activity.


 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Pineapple -Red Grapes – Grape Tomatoes – Snow Peas

March 5, 2018

*Subject to changes

Pineapple-

After cleaning and drying the top of the pineapple can be planted in soil and a new plant will grow. 

 

Red Grapes-

Grapes are 80% Water so they make for a great snack

 

Grapes Tomatoes-

Q: What did the Papa tomato say to the Baby tomato?

A: Hurry and ketchup!

 

Snow Peas-

Snow Peas are similar to typical peas except they have a softer pod and taste crisper and sweeter. 

 

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Raspberries -Tri Color Baby Carrots – Fuji Apple – Multi color Cauliflower

March 12, 2018

*Subject to changes

Raspberries-

A raspberry has 100-120 seeds!

 

Tri Color Baby Carrots-

There are 5 sizes of baby carrots, the smallest is called “carroteenies”

 

Fuji Apple-

Fuji apples came from Japan, named after Mt. Fuji.

 

Tri Color Cauliflower-

The bigger the cauliflower the bigger the flavor.

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Banana-Jicama-Celery-Orange-Watermelon

March 16, 2018

*Subject to changes

Banana-

Bananas float in water!

 

Jicama-

Jicama is a great source of vitamin C.

 

Celery-

Celery can reach the height of 3.3 feet

 

Orange-

An orange tree can survive up to 50 years if cared for properly!

 

Watermelon-

Every part of the watermelon is edible (INSIDE, RIND AND SEEDS)!

 

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Blackberries-Red Peppers-Tangerines-Green Grapes-Zucchini

March 23, 2018

*Subject to changes

Blackberries-

Regular consumption of Blackberries maintains good memory.

 

Red Peppers-

Peppers are actually a fruit because they come from a flowering plant.

 

Tangerines-

Tangerines are a variety of the Mandarin Orange family.

 

Green Grapes-

Grapes can enlighten your mood and make you stress free!

 

Zucchini-

The most flavorful zucchini are the mall to medium sized.

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

 

Ruby red Grapefruit-Fuji Apple

March 30, 2018

April 9, 2018

*Subject to changes

 

Ruby Red Grapefruit-

Grapefruit trees can reach as high as 25-30 feet tall

 

Fuji Apple-

Once upon a time there were five apples

Which was the cowboy?

None-because they were all redskins.

 

Cokeville Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Blueberries-Papaya-Asparagus-Yellow Peppers

April 4, 2018

*Subject to changes

Blueberries-

The white powdery substance on blueberries is called “Bloom”.  Bloom indicates fresh blueberries!

 

Papaya-

The Black seeds in the center are edible.  They taste like black pepper. 

 

Avocado-

Avocados used to be called “Alligator Pears.”

 

Yellow Peppers-

Peppers change colors as they continue to ripen.  They go from green to yellow then orange and finally red.

 

Multi-Color Cauliflower-

All Cauliflower taste the same as the normal white cauliflower.

 

Star Valley Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Blueberries-Papaya-Asparagus

April 10, 2018

*Subject to changes

Blueberries-

The white powdery substance on blueberries is called “Bloom”.  Bloom indicates fresh blueberries!

 

Papaya-

The Black seeds in the center are edible.  They taste like black pepper. 

 

Asparagus-

It takes 3 years for asparagus to grow from seed to harvest!

 

Cokeville Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Strawberries-Green Grapes-Snow Peas-Kiwi

April 11, 2018

*Subject to changes

Strawberries-

Strawberries are not always red! They can be yellow, blue, white, black or purple.

 

Green Grapes-

Grape vines can reach as long as 50 feet! They usually have about 40 clusters of grapes on them.

 

Kiwi-

Kiwifruit was named after its uncanny resemblance to the fuzzy brown kiwi Bird (New Zealands national bird)

 

 

 

Star Valley Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Strawberries-Green Grapes-Cucumbers-Kiwi-Rutabaga

April 13, 2018

*Subject to changes

Strawberries-

Strawberries are not always red! They can be yellow, blue, white, black or purple.

 

Green Grapes-

Grape vines can reach as long as 50 feet! They usually have about 40 clusters of grapes on them.

 

Snow Peas-

Snow peas are even sweeter when cooked!

 

Kiwi-

Kiwifruit was named after its uncanny resemblance to the fuzzy brown kiwi Bird (New Zealands national bird)

 

Rutabaga-

Like a turnip, rutabaga is sweet tasting with a mild peppery taste.

 

Cokeville Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Raspberries-Apple Slices-Red Peppers-Watermelon

April 18, 2018

*Subject to changes

Raspberries-

Raspberries have on average of 100-120 seeds per berry!

 

Tangerines-

Tangerines are very high in vitamin C.

 

Red Peppers-

Bell peppers get sweeter as they ripen.

 

Watermelon-

Watermelon isn’t really a fruit, it’s a vegetable!

 

Star Valley Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Raspberries-Apple Slices-Green Peppers-Watermelon

April 23, 2018

*Subject to changes

Raspberries-

Raspberries have on average of 100-120 seeds per berry!

 

Apple Slices-

An Apple a day really can keep the doctor away! They are filled with substances to keep your body healthy.

 

Red Peppers-

Bell peppers get sweeter as they ripen.

 

Watermelon-

Watermelon isn’t really a fruit, it’s a vegetable!

 

Cokeville Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Blackberries-Honeydew-Grape Tomatoes-Mini Carrots

April 25, 2018

*Subject to changes

Blackberries-

Blackberries have the highest levels of antioxidants of any foods!

 

Honeydew-

When picking a honeydew, compare weight, the heavier the better!

 

Grape Tomatoes-

Once you pick a grape tomato it stops ripening unlike a regular tomato.

 

Mini Carrots-

If you want to eat a carrot from the garden, use the green tops as a brush to remove the dirt from the carrot.

 

Star Valley Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Blackberries-Honeydew-Grape Tomatoes-Thumbelina Carrots-Tangerines

April 27, 2018

*Subject to changes

Blackberries-

Blackberries have the highest levels of antioxidants of any foods!

 

Honeydew-

When picking a honeydew, compare weight, the heavier the better!

 

Grape Tomatoes-

Once you pick a grape tomato it stops ripening unlike a regular tomato.

 

Mini Carrots-

Carrot seeds are so tiny that it would take 2500 of them to fill a teaspoon.

 

Tangerines- Tangerines are easier to peel than other citrus fruit and are sometimes called “Easy Peelers!”

 

 

 

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