Beef, It’s on the Menu

The hum of happily chewing mouths filled the Ennis School lunchroom on January 15th as students, for the first time in our school’s history, enjoyed beef stroganoff prepared with local Montana beef.  Not only is this sort of beef purchase good for the local...

Everyone at the Table

On a winter afternoon in Butte I recently joined community members around a large table eating local lentil hummus, bread, and popcorn. As a FoodCorps Service member, I tend to get excited anytime I share a local meal with people. This event was particularly exciting,...

Farm to School: Served Up Three Different Ways

Back when the yellow tamaracks and aspens gave Western Montana a shocking amount of fall color, FoodCorps members from around the state convened at the jubilant DIY get-together that is the annual conference for the Alternative Energy Resources Organization, or AERO....

Two Bites of Confidence

“Hey! You are the teacher that helps us not to be afraid of trying new foods!” I hear these words from a sweet five year old girl, “Alice.” She is proudly holding a piece of pear in her hand as I mill through the lunch room, encouraging...