We have Maggy Smith here today from the La Crosse
County Health Department.
Today we are talking about the Farm 2 School program
and the harvest of the month is Sweet Corn!
-How do you choose the best sweet corn?
-How do you prepare it?
-What is the monthy feature recipe? Veggie Quesadillas
-More info on Farm 2 School program?
Thank you Maggy! Stay with us, we'll be back after
Choose corn with green, fresh looking husks.
Pull back the husk slightly to ensure the ear has
plump, tightly packed kernals.
To prepare, remove the husk and silk, then rinse under
cool water and serve.
For a quick preparation - leave the husk on, and microwave
from 2-3 minutes per ear.
Did you know which
area districts participate in Farm2School?
All 5 in La Crosse County - Holmen, West Salem, Bangor,
Onalaska and La Crosse + La Crescent-Hokah in MN.
The schools are taste testing locally grown fruits
and veggies, serving them for lunch and breakfast,
and hosting cooking demonstrations with local chefs
Learn more at our website: laxf2s.org
Recipe This month's featured recipe is Veggie Quesadillas.
This family friendly idea is great served with fresh
Serves 8 1 quesadilla/ serving
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped summer squash
1 cup corn, removed from cob
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed
8 9-inch whole wheat tortillas
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
salsa, as desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet over medium heat, saut vegetables
and beans in oil for 5-7 minutes.
Spread vegetable mixture evenly over half of each
tortilla; sprinkle with cheese.
Fold the tortillas in half and place onto a baking
Bake quesadillas until cheese has melted, about 10
Cut each quesadilla into 4 triangles.
Serve with salsa as desired.
Coulee Region Farm2School is a partnership between
La Crosse County Health Department, Mayo Clinic Health
System - Franciscan Healthcare, Gundersen Health System,
and the School Districts
of Bangor, Holmen, La Crescent-Hokah,
La Crosse, Onalaska, and West Salem.