Wellness Committee News: January 2013

Too busy to cook? Want to eat healthy, local food? Try Harvest Kitchen! Through the support of the Honey Creek Administration and the PTO Wellness Committee, fresh, convenient meals from local farms will be delivered to Honey Creek starting Wednesday, January 16.  Pick-ups will be from 3-3:45 PM on the western side of the Honey Creek parking lot closest to Wagner Road. Place your orders–3% of every HC sale goes back to Honey Creek to support the school and its great school programming!
Harvest Kitchen is a prepared meal service that uses fresh, local, and mostly organic ingredients (including produce, dairy, meat, and flour) to create ready-to-go meals.  Our goal is to make healthy, local, eco-friendly food easy and accessible for sometimes busy families.  With this convenient Honey Creek delivery, you can pick up healthy meals at the same time that you pick up your kids at the end of the day, and enjoy a ready-made supper (or lunch for another day).
Both omnivore and vegetarian meals are available. Harvest Kitchen offers a variety of options for how to order food–some families subscribe every week (somewhat like a CSA model, but with prepared meals); others pre-order from our online store. Food isn’t one-size-fits-all, and we try to keep it flexible.  All of these options will be available to Honey Creek families. Harvest Kitchen is not a nut-free facility, but meals accommodating allergies and dietary restrictions (including gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan options) are available upon request.  Most meals run $7- $8 for a hearty, 1-lb “single serving”.
Here’s how it works:
1. Browse our rotating menu online at www.harvest-kitchen.com/shop (If you’d like, you can sign up to receive our menu via email using the email opt-in on our website).
2. Place your order by noon on Tuesdays starting Jan. 15.
3. Pick up your food at the furthest western side of the Honey Creek Parking Lot on Wednesday after school from 3-3:45 PM. Just look for “Harvest Kitchen” on the side of the delivery vehicle. (If other days or times seem more convenient for your family, please let me know, and we’ll consider those ideas too.)
4. Reheat and enjoy delicious, healthy meals!
5. PLUS! Support the school by eating well: Remember 3% of every HC sale goes back to Honey Creek to support the school!


Mary Wessel Walker

Harvest Kitchen




On January 10, our students were served Roasted Garlic from Superior Township-based Dyer Family Farm (dyerfamilyorganicfarm.com) on a locally made baguette by LA Baguette (http://labaguettea2.com/index.html). Dyer Farm representatives presented information to all K/1 classes before Thursday’s lunch.

This month, all recipes for Try-it Thursday will feature garlic: mashed potatoes on 1/17 and garlic green beans on 1/31.

The Wellness Committee will fill the fruit and veggie bowls with bananas the week of January 28.

We need volunteers from our school community to participate in Edible Garden planning and Earth Day planning. Both of these are significant spring events at our school. As well, we are always looking for friendly helpers to assist with upcoming Farm to School, Try It, and Fruit Bowl Days. If you are able to help in any way please contact Deb (tantrefarm@hotmail.com) or Jane (janeden@sbcglobal.net). Thanks!

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