February Harvest of the Month: Cabbage

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February Harvest of the Month: Cabbage

We had an excellent display of teamwork bringing together February’s Harvest of the Month snack this morning. This month’s special vegetable is Cabbage, and the people who made it all happen are so many! The Charlottesville City School Nutrition Department staff at both Central Kitchen and the elementary schools really shined in their creativity and willingness to step up to the plate with a last-minute recipe change. Kudos. Kitchen Managers put in extra time to prepare the cabbage deliciously with lemon and salt and had it all ready early for our wonderful volunteers who delivered the cabbage to each school. Thank you kitchen managers and volunteers! Our thanks also go to the CSG Garden Coordinators at each elementary school who helped distribute the snack to each class, teachers who helped serve the snack and, of course, our very important student tasters. Additionally, Buford Middle School 8th Grader Caroline McLellan did the beautiful watercolor illustration for this month. Thank you, Caroline! Thank you to rock, paper, scissors who handled the design work, letting Caroline’s illustration shine. Thanks also to the farmers who grew the cabbage, Local Food Hub for sourcing it to our schools, and the earthworms who helped make the soil it grew in. Check out the action photos below.


Sandi Vasquez, Nutrition Services Coordinator at Central Kitchen, prepares the cabbage to be sent off to all the elementary schools.


Meanwhile, John and Karen share the kitchen with Harvest of the Month as they prepare the day’s lunch: vegetable soup!


The cabbage was served fresh with a little lemon and salt.

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Volunteer Elizabeth Willingham (left) prepares to take the snack to Burnley Moran Elementary, and Kate Hopkins shows off the cabbage she’ll take to Jackson-Via Elementary.

Caroline McLellan 8th

Here is the complete illustration by Caroline McLellan, an 8th Grader at Buford Middle School. Way to go, Caroline.

Here’s some photos of  students at Burnley Moran Elementary enjoying their cabbage snack!

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Buford Middle School ESOL students loved it, too.

Another big thank you to everyone who made February’s Harvest of the Month Snack possible. For more information on Cabbage check out our Harvest of the Month website where we have the student backpack flyer, garden and classroom lesson ideas and more.