Food Service Production
Office of Food Service
450 E Fulton St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Joe Brown, Director of Food Service
Robin Chapman, Assistant Director of Food Service
Edith Murphy, Area Supervisor
Brenda Klein, Area Supervisor
Lynn Maistros, Area Supervisor
Liz Solomon, Area Supervisor
Jodena Beale, Food Service Supervisor
Jeannine Marcum, Dietitian
Chris Weatherholtz, Nutrition/Farm to School Coordinator K-12
Thank You to Our CCS Food Service Workers, Custodians and Security Heroes
Click on the Pictures Below to See Our CCS Heroes!
Gardens Have Grown to 60 School Sites!!!
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO HAVE THIS KIND OF GROWTH IN OUR GARDEN INITIATIVE!
Our Newest Garden School: North Linden Elementary!
Eleven classrooms and 10 teachers led the way to the gardens.
Students had a wonderful day and are excited about this new learning opportunity.
The students were engaged during the lessons inside and out.
Thank You Community Partners!
What's Next? Resources and Supports:
Wonderful New Resources Connected to the Gardens Are Coming Soon!
Last summer the CCS Media Tech Team worked with the Food Service Farm to School Team to create a set of 32 read-aloud videos of children's books that support the lessons being written and posted soon on our CCS Curriculum Digital Binder. These lessons integrate language arts, social studies, science, and math with connections to the garden learning lab to create experiential learning opportunities for our children. Many of our CCS leaders and community partners participated in the creation of the read-alouds and each of these participants shared information about their careers adding yet another layer of learning and application to the lessons.
It took many staff and community members working together to make this exciting resource happen for our teachers and students. Lynda Ray, the Multiple Literacy Specialist with Teaching and Learning, is helping to get sets of the children's garden books into CCS libraries in different sections of the city, as well as, helping to post the lessons on the district digital binder.
Here are Samples of the Read Aloud Series
Professional Learning and Resources
Garden Supports Available or Coming Soon:
A conference was being planned for early June but will now be scheduled for a summer date once a safe date can be determined. This conference will offer sessions on a variety of topics from accessing the sets of books and lessons to what is going on in the district with our Farm to School initiative and how to have a successful garden learning lab at your school. There will be wonderful giveaways that include $50 Amazon gift cards, children's books and lesson materials.
Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District:
Check out the virtual field trips included in this resource shared by Linda Pettit.
USDA Teacher Resources: https://www.usda.gov/youth/educators
OSU Extention Services:
Sue Hogan: email@example.com
The October date for the 6th school garden conference at the 4H Center will be coming soon. Stay informed about this and other great resources/opportunities by following the links below.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/projectgreenteacher/
Gardening is a great activity that can be done with the family while we are keeping social distance that provides not only health and wellness, but a source of fresh, local produce. Growing Franklin from OSU Extension, Franklin County can assist you with your backyard growing or community and school gardening knowledge. Some recent website posts:
- Introduction to Seed Starting
- Seed Starting Problems to Watch Out For
- It is Time to Start Spring Planting Outside
- Now is the Time to Start Summer Transplants
- April Growers Report and Spring Update
Haley Plahuta: Ohio Farm to School Program Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
- A list of fun garden sites for teachers to share with families: https://farmtoschool.osu.edu/category/spring-2020/
A Harvest Celebration Recipe
Basic Vinegarette Dressing:
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 1/4 cup
- 3 Tablespoons oil (virgin olive oil is best)
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar (white, cider, wine, balsamic)
- Shake all ingredients for your chosen variation together in a tightly-lidded container OR whisk together in a small bowl.
- Let stand 10 minutes to rehydrate dried herbs and blend flavors.
- Shake again then dress salad as desired.
- Basic vinegarette
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
BAIC CREAMY VINEGARETTE:
- basic vinegarette
- 2-3 Tablespoons of sour cream or plain yogurt
- basic creamy vinegarette
- 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper