Taste of Tennessee

 

This month's Nourishing Connection Newsletter is all about the Radish! What do plants need to grow? Try these 10 delicious ways to serve radishes. This year’s #GrowFoodChallenge kicks-off on Saturday, April 13th at the Henry County Farmers Market, 9am – 12noon. Learn who is our featured Harvest of the Month artist, check out this beautiful book, dabble in the art of growing microgreens, and check out additional parent resources. #FarmtoECE #TasteofTN

April: Radish

Taste of Tennessee is a developing statewide Harvest of the Month Program featuring Tennessee grown products. Each month a Tennessee a locally grown product is featured, including educational activities, a featured book and recipes.  This program is supported through a Tennessee Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Grant.

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Featured Recipe

Kid-friendly recipes featuring radishes. Teach your kids that radishes are delicious and not to be feared!

Radish Recipes for Kids

Featured Book

What are vegetables, anyway? Give kids the 4-1-1 on veggies with this richly illustrated introduction to produce!

The Vegetables We Eat – by Gale Gibbons

Educational Resources

Radish Microgreens are a superfood that you can grow right in your own kitchen. They are easy to grow and full of health benefits, as well as taste great, too. Learn everything you need to know about

How to grow radish microgreens

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Taste of Tennessee
Harvest of the Month Posters

**Attention Tennessee School Nutrition Directors**

Print our Taste of TN Harvest of the Month poster icons below or download the full 2023 PDF package HERE. The new series of posters is coming out soon!

ATTENTION FARMERS!!!

The Local Food Network is seeking to connect your food growing operations with local schools.

Are you interested in sourcing your local products into schools? Contact us! nwtnfoodguide at gmail.com or call (731) 322-9071.

Download our Taste of Tennessee Harvest of the Month 2024 Calendar to hang on your wall and remember to #GetItLocal

2023-2024 POSTER WINNERS

Read full press release HERE.

2022-2023 POSTER WINNERS

Left Image: Weakley County School Students, (top left to right): Helena Bennett – Sharon School, Annabelle Lovell – Greenfield School, Paola Rodrigues – Dresden Elementary School,
(bottom left to right): Maria Ivansic – Martin Elementary School, Elisa Puckett – Dresden Elementary School, Wyatt Craig – Dresden Middle School, Avery Riley – Sharon School

Right Image: Trenton Special School District Students from Trenton Rosenwald Middle School (left to right): Catelyn Ambrose – Watercolor Asparagus and Black/Blueberries, Colored Pencil Chloe Francis – Black/Blueberries, Nickolaus Cliff – Colored pencil Strawberries, Haven Love – Pencil and Marker Honey

Prizes provided by the following Northwest Tennessee local farms:  Blackberry Pond Farm – Martin, Purrrfectly Homemade – Troy, Dixie Chile Ranch – Kenton, Barefoot Gardens – Martin

Read & share full press release here.

2021-2022 POSTER WINNERS

2021-2022 school year Harvest of the Month calendar winners: starting from left image: (top row, left to right) Scarlett Lovell, Greenfield; Kimberly Mendenhall with NWTN Local Food Network Executive Director Samantha Goyret; Annslee Weatherly, Martin Elementary; (bottom row) Annabelle Lovell, Greenfield; Cara Webb, Dresden Elementary; Kiya Davis, Dresden Elementary.

Right image: (top row, left to right) Maci Jo Buckley, Dresden Elementary; Ellie Dodson, Westview; Lilly Beth Nevil, Westview; (bottom row) Madison Brewer, Martin Middle; Tegan Stout, Dresden Elementary; AhLee Mae Burton, Sharon.

Read full press HOTM Calendar release HERE.

The Taste of Tennessee Harvest of the Month Program aims to:

  • Increase access to fruits and vegetables through school meal programs, farm-to-school programs, classrooms, school gardens, farmers' markets, grocery stores, community gardens, worksites, and other community-based locations.
  • Increase consumers' preference for fruits and vegetables.
  • Increase consumption of locally grown food items by connecting growers to their communities through farmers' markets, food retail stores, schools, and food banks, among others.
  • Increase participation in daily physical activity and an understanding of why it is important to our health.
  • Expand familiarity with Tennessee grown fruits and vegetables, local farmers, the state's rich agricultural bounty, and how food travels from the farm to our plates.
  • Encourage local farmers to grow and harvest these products to feed and nourish our community.