Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 131 - Fresh Herbs Grown by MWHS Students

Today's post is from Laura Metzger, Westonka Director of Food & Nutrition Services

MWHS WALA students are partnering with Food Services and Gale Woods Farm to plant their very own herb and edible flower gardens in the spring of 2014. The gardens will be in raised beds located near the loading dock at MWHS and contain a variety of herbs and flowers including, but not limited to:

Basil, Calendula, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Garlic chives, Lavender, Lemon balm, Marigold, Mint, Nasturtium, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Sunflowers and Thyme

All of these items will be utilized by the High School kitchen throughout the summer feeding program and for the school meals program during the school year. Some of the dishes prepared with the fresh herbs will include fresh salsa, soups, gravy, bread stuffing, mango salsa, and others. Jackie Swartzer, the Head Cook at MWHS, does a great job utilizing the fresh herbs to make the scratch made dishes delicious!

If you would like to learn more about the school gardens or become involved, please contact Laura Metzger at 952-491-8084 or by e-mailing

WALA - Herb Brainstorming Session

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