Farm-to-School September 2018
(Left: A First Grader at Chamberlin peels Garlic/ Middle: Our juiciest tomatoes grown on our farm Right: A Kindergartener at Chamberlin picks tomatoes from the school garden)
Juicy Heirloom Tomatoes
Welcome back to another year of healthy eating with the Common Roots Farm-to-School Program! My name is Miss Meg Davidow and I am grateful to be back as your Farm-to-School Educator. I decided to bring back a favorite from last year- the fresh Summer Salsa- to kick off the school year. We played a game in the garden in which we learned that tomatoes take about 2 to 3 months to fruit, and garlic- another featured ingredient in the salsa- takes a whopping 8 months to grow, being planted in the Fall and harvested sometime in July. That’s almost as long as it takes to grow a baby- wow! I encourage everyone, both students and families of students, to think about the time and energy that brings our food from farm to fork.
Enjoy this Summer Salsa, and remember you can always modify the ratio of ingredients to suit your taste buds!
Fresh Summer Salsa
- 1 Heirloom Tomato, roughly chopped
- 1 Clove of Garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 Lime, squeezed
- ¼ Yellow Onion, finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon of Cumin
- ⅛ teaspoon or a few pinches of salt
- Pulse Garlic and Onions in a food processor, or finely chop.
- Add diced tomato, lime juice, Cumin, and Salt. Pulse/ chop & mix until desired texture is achieved.
Visit our Farmstand for ingredients made with love end enjoy on tacos, chips, quesadillas and more!
The Common Roots Farmstand is located in the South Village Community at the intersection of Spear St and Allen Rd in South Burlington and is open to the public.