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 Youth Advocates for Community Health

Preparing meals from the Giving Garden

 

With a bumper crop of tomatoes and basil from our Giving Garden, plus a generous donation from UW Extensions Master Gardener Carol Lallensack, Youth Advocates were able to contribute five menu items to this week’s community meal at Manitowoc’s First Presbyterian Church. It’s summer, a lot of YACH participants are unavailable, so this week, Sophia and Talise Meissner helped prepare the food. They are the 4-H Teen Ambassadors & Youth Advocates in our group.

It’s summer, a lot of Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH) participants are unavailable, so this week, Sophia and Talise Meisner helped prepare the food. They are the 4-H Teen Ambassadors & Youth Advocates in our group.  We made a cucumber salad with fresh parsley, tomato & garbanzo bean salad with fresh basil vinaigrette, Pasta is Awesome (recipe from USDA mixing bowl), and a cherry tomato Caprese Salad (Sophia’s specialty).  We had enough lettuce, chard, and mixed greens left for Talise to create small garden salad garnished with edible flowers like nasturtium and viola.

We made a cucumber salad with fresh parsley, tomato & garbanzo bean salad with fresh basil vinaigrette, Pasta is Awesome (recipe from USDA mixing bowl), and a cherry tomato Caprese Salad (Sophia’s specialty).  We had enough lettuce, chard, and mixed greens left for Talise to create small garden salad garnished with edible flowers like nasturtium and viola.

Due to some gleaning from Carol Lallensack’s garden and a neighborhood pear tree, we were able to distribute a box of about 5lbs of leftover tomatoes, 10 lbs of leftover cucumbers, 20lbs of pears,  plus one HUGE zucchini for families to take home.

65 people attended the meal this week. YACH students had an opportunity to work with a local chef who donates his time in preparing meals in exchange for use of the church’s commercial kitchen for his homemade salad dressings.  We had a great conversation and he’s now offered to teach any interested YACH students some culinary skills.

 

 

 

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FoodWIse Links

American Dietetic Association

Choosemyplate.gov

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Food Safety.gov

Food $ense Newsletter

National Center for Home Food Preservation

Meals for You

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Nutrition and Physical Activity (CDC)

Recipe Finder

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Department of Agriculture (food/nutrition information)

U.S. Department of Agriculture searchable nutrient composition database

UW-Extension publications on food/nutrition topics

 

Laura Apfelbeck FoodWIse Program Coordinator

 Door, Kewaunee &  Manitowoc County UW-Extension
 4319 Expo Drive
 Manitowoc, WI 54221
 Phone:1-920-683-4170 Fax:1-920-683-5062
 Email:laura.apfelbeck@ces.uwex.edu
 

 

 

 

 

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