Sierra Harvest’s Tasting Week presents healthy recipes to 2,500 students at 19 schools |

Sierra Harvest’s Tasting Week presents healthy recipes to 2,500 students at 19 schools

As part of Sierra Harvest’s Tasting Week 2014, 2,500 kids at 19 local schools will enjoy a variety of delicious ways to prepare fresh food that evokes the season of fall.

On Monday, students at Alta Sierra, Bell Hill, Grizzly Hill and Chicago Park will participate, followed by Clear Creek, Deer Creek and Grass Valley Charter on Tuesday. Wednesday brings the program to Lyman Gilmore, Magnolia and Mt. St. Mary’s, with Nevada City School of the Arts, Pleasant Valley, Ready Springs, Scotten and Forest Charter schools on Thursday. The week will wrap up at Seven Hills, Union Hill and Williams Ranch on Friday.

The following chefs are volunteering for the event, providing their seasonal recipes for children to enjoy (all recipes available for downloading at

Salads — Angela Gonzalez, Massaged Kale Salad; Denise Reynolds, Savory Fall Kale Salad; Doug Schma, Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad; Maddie Sheffield, Kale Salad; Janet Asher, Best Kale Salad.

Side Dishes & Snacks — Susan Gouveia, Salad Wraps; Gracie Schatz, Fall Crostini; Kaori Stuessy, Pumpkin Sushi; Laura Thorne, California Roll Sushi; Leah Walsh, Yummy Toasted Squash Seeds; Lynn Kouba, Cheesy Kale Chips; Noam Halpert, Live Carrot; Liam Blackmon, Seasonal Roots Stirfry; Barbara Jenesss, Mozzarella.

Breakfast Treats — Shan Kendall_Applesauce&Apple Butter; Tiana Rockwell, Quinoa Breakfast Muffins; Andrea Hop, Pumpkin Pancakes.

Soups & Main Dishes — Ariana DeFalco, Squash Soup; Wendy Van Wagner, Spanish Chickpea Stew; Carlos Trujillo, Spaghetti with Bacon & Squash; Mielle Cenier-Cowan Rose, Polenta Torte.

Local farms that helped supply the fresh ingredients for these tastings include AM ranch, Bakbraken Acres, Boxcar Farm, Dinner Bell Farm, First Rain Farm, Food Love Project, Foothills Roots Farm, Harmony Valley Farm, Indian Springs Farm, Mounty Bounty Farm, Riverhill Farm, Starbright Acres, Super Tuber Farm, Sweet Roots Farm, and Woolman School Farm.

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