DCB Participates in Farm to School Day
September 19th is North Dakota Farm to School Day and Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) celebrates with the local Bottineau Public Schools. DCB’s Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture has a Produce Grower’s License through First District Health Unit enabling sales to Bottineau Public School. DCB farm is a demonstration farm to help educate students and producers on food safety procedures and growing methods.
This week DCB’s Farm Manager, Apryl Nylander delivered produce to Bottineau Public School Head Cook, Dawn Allard. She and her staff welcomed the harvest and are very excited about providing garden fresh produce in the lunch program. It will mainly be used in the salad bar in raw form for the students to try. This provides an opportunity to try cherry and Roma tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, and a variety of squash and melons.
Nylander said, “This is the beginning of a partnership that will continue next spring. I hope to provide weekly deliveries to the school late spring and early next fall”. She is also open to field trips on DCB campus to showcase where and how the produce is grown. DCB holds a weekly produce sale at campus from July through fall every Wednesday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.