Jon and Tyler left the school today at 12:30 P.M. to bring 90 vegetable entries to the Common Ground Fair to get ready for tomorrow’s judging in the Exhibition Hall. I really enjoy taking students to the Fair to learn about others crop successes throughout the year, what new growing ideas/ techniques are being tried, how others are making a living through farming and which foods have the best flavors.
The highlight is always the walk through the Hall at noon to see our vegetables on display with those of so many great Maine growers, hoping that we may be awarded a few ribbons to take back to our school.
Students sort through hundreds of our garden vegetables to pick the very best for the fair
Shirley and the kitchen crew come out to visit the garden and bring back 42 tomatoes, 36 cucumbers, heads of garlic and brocolli.
Anna K. gives so much of her time and expertise to train the flower team
Our after school Farm Stand is having a great week and more people are finding us for the very freshest in produce.
Darcie comes in to cook green=fried tomatoes with the students
Tanya visits from Village Soup to get pictures of our National Gardening Award and the harvesting of the big pumpkin
Mrs. Winslow and Mrs. Fancy led the kids in salsa and sauce making for the upcoming cold months
Mr. Thurston’s pickles are resting safely in gallon jars
Mrs. Feeley gets her students back into cooking by making a fantastic garden soup
Linda H. has gotten us all on board to hold a Harvest Lunch at all of the schools to celebrate our local food producers
Students fill out vegetable judging forms as the taste test our best producee
Downeast Books makes a two year commitment to photograph the THMS Garden Project