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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

Fun Facts combined this month due to varieties within the schools

May 2018

*Subject to changes

Strawberries-

Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each spring.

 

Banana-

Bananas float in water!

 

Cherry Tomatoes-

There are more that 7500 varieties of tomatoes.

 

 

Pineapple-

A pineapple plant can only produce 1 pineapple per season.

 

Celery-

Celery can be green, yellow green, white or reddish purple.

Kiwi-

Kiwifruit has more nutrition that any other fruit.

 

 

Red Grapes-

Grapes are touted as the world’s largest fruit crop.

 

Jicama-

Jicama contains no vitamins

 

Mini Carrots-

Baby carrots sold in stores stared out as long carrots that were sliced and tumbled into small pieces.

 

 

Tangerines-

Tangerine tree is usually between 15-20 feet tall

 

Apple Slices/Red Delicious Apple-

Apple Trees are 4 or 5 years old before they actually have apples

 

Radishes-

The most common use for a raw radish is in a salad.

 

Green Grapes-

Grapes are touted as the world’s largest fruit crop

 

Red Peppers-

Red Peppers have more than twice the vitamin C of a green pepper

 

Green Peppers-

Green Peppers are the most popular pepper in the United States

 

Broccoli-

Thomas Jefferson was a fan of broccoli. He recorded planting the plant as early as May 1767.

 

Asian Pear-

Pears used to be called “Butter fruit” for its soft butter-like texture

 

Pomegrate Arils-

Pomegranates will make a metallic sound when tapped when ripe

 

 

Blackberries-

Blackberries turn from green to red to black when they’re fully ripe

 

Raspberries-

Raspberries were once a sign of kindness

 

Sweet Mini Peppers-

Sweet mini peppers are usually 1-3 inches tall and have a crisp texture.

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. 

 

 

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!

 

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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

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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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