Welcome to Taste Test Day!

The Taste Test Day program is a program for elementary school students.  Once a month during the lunch period students are offered the opportunity to sample and learn about a vegetable or fruit.  Local, seasonal produce is used from Land’s Sake Farm as much as possible.  In addition to providing a chance to taste a new item, we offer a variety of preparations to expand the student’s expectations of the ingredient.  This also allows the Foodservice Department a chance to test new menu ideas.  We have added kale pesto, Three Sisters Soup and white bean hummus to our menu as the result of student feedback during taste tests.  Does your child already love vegetables? How do you prepare them? Does your family have a favorite dish? Let us know! Your recipe could be featured for our Taste Test Days program or even on our menu! Please send ideas and recipes to Kelly Shaw!

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Kindergarten Art students helped graph the results from our kale pesto taste test. It was a hit!

Taste Test Days

To kick off the 2017-18 school year, we will be serving a Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley!  Weston Public Schools participates in the Land’s Sake Farm CSA program.  We will roast carrots, potatoes, and butternut squash for October’s Taste Test Days.  The full schedule is as follows:

Country School: Friday, Oct 20th; Tuesday, Nov 14th, Dec 12th

Field School: Wednesdays, Oct 18th, Nov 15th, Dec 13th

Woodland School: Thursdays, Oct 19th, Nov 16th, Dec 14th

Allergy Information:

Students with food allergies are welcome to participate in Taste Test Days!  Ingredient information about the upcoming tastings will be posted here as well as sent home in an email the week prior to the event.  We will make every effort to accomodate food allergies by modifying (or omitting) ingredients or offering substitutes.  During the tasting, all staff and volunteers are instructed to ensure that student’s with food allergies are served safely.  As a reminder, this program is voluntary.  Any student may refuse a sample at any time for any reason.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Kelly Shaw.

October: Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley Ingredients

Carrots, Potatoes, Butternut squash, Olive oil, Salt, Pepper