The most beautiful broccoli…

….is (of course) the broccoli you grow yourself!

One of my Garden Ambassadors harvested the broccoli yesterday.

IMG_5880

And after thorough washing, it went back to the classroom.  From stem to mouth in the same afternoon!

IMG_5886

P.S.  Today I saw some of the fifth graders, and I asked them how they liked the broccoli, compared to other broccoli they had eaten.  One said, “More moist.”  Another said, “Fresher, sweeter.” A third summed it up: “It tasted more green.”

They also said the teacher offered seconds, and the kids rushed the bowl.  (Who says kids won’t eat vegetables?)

15 thoughts on “The most beautiful broccoli…

  1. These pictures are darling! You’ll be happy to know that although I didn’t grow it myself, your baby sister did eat some for dinner!

      • Ha! Me and my boys like ranch dressing as much as the next person, but I’m really trying to resist the “ranchification” (I just coined that) of all of kids’ vegetable consumption, especially if the food comes straight from the garden and tastes so delicious.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s