Minnesota Thursdays returned to Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) this week
Partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools, SPPS is proud to once again feature a local menu on the first Thursday of each month. Highlights include Minnesota-grown grains, proteins, fruits, and vegetables from neighboring farms, ranches and companies.
For the first Minnesota Thursday, we’re kicking off the school year with chicken drumsticks from the St. Cloud area; a whole grain cornbread made from scratch in the Saint Paul Nutrition Services Nutrition Center; and an apple kohlrabi salad that won an SPPS recipe contest. The Apple Kohlrabi Slaw features kohlrabi from Seed to Seed Farm-- an 8-acre certified organic farm run by first generation farmer Ariel Pressman. The apples and carrots -- also in the slaw -- are from Sponsels MN Harvest in Jordan and Hmong American Farmers Association in Hastings.
The Minnesota Thursday initiative is part of our Farm to School program, which aims to teach students about local food, nutrition and agriculture while supporting the local economy.