Typically, for each Harvest of the Month, there’s a specific class responsible for the taste test, including cooking and serving in the cafeteria. This month, however, I chose to highlight a precooked Montana Beef & Lentil Crumble, and decided to do the whole shebang by myself. Little did I know that the kids LOVE to help serve food. When I got set up in the lunchroom, it wasn’t long before requests from students that wanted to help out started pouring in, and I welcomed the young adventurous eaters with open arms. It’s a great thing to feel at home in a school, and it’s even better when I get to see that the students are at home serving their peers a taste of something new!

Students volunteered to skip recess to serve their peers a taste of Montana beef.

Students volunteered to skip recess to serve their peers a taste of Montana beef.

The Montana Beef-Lentil Crumble was a hit, with over 9/10 of kids voting that they “Loved It”

The Montana Beef-Lentil Crumble was a hit, with over 9/10 of kids voting that they “Loved It”

About Demetrius Fassas, Ennis
Demetrius recognizes our present food system as a sinking ship, and is striving to help build a beautiful lifeboat. He believes that health begins with what you put into your body, with food being the first and most important medicine. Armed with a B.S. in Biology from Butler University, Demetrius seeks to build momentum in the shift towards locally resilient food systems by educating others on the importance and impact of real good food. With FoodCorps, Demetrius is serving a second term in the fine town of Ennis, MT. Serving with Madison Farm to Fork, a local non-profit, he is building a robust and perpetual garden program within Ennis’ K-12 school.