Vermont School Garden

A visit to a Vermont public school garden through the seasons.

Westminster Garden Vegetable Soup

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Every year our school holds a family Open House at the end of October to share our fall schoolwork in progress. Families are invited to bring a pot luck soup and/or bread for a quick supper before visiting their children’s classrooms. This year the After School Program chefs and I invented our own soup to contribute to Open House.

Adding broccoli florets.

All of the fresh produce except the garlic (next year we’ll grow our own) was harvested from our school garden.

Dicing garlic.

Please note the concentration involved in food prep. I had tested this soup on the students earlier in the month. They loved it! Part of that might have been because they helped put it together. This is a great and quick recipe for a wintry night.

Kale de-ribbing and shredding.

The cider vinegar is just the right compliment for the green salty flavor. Add a garnish of yogurt to the top and serve with warm crusty bread.

Westminster Garden Soup Recipe


Author: vermontschoolgarden

I have been an elementary teacher at the Westminster Center School for 30 years. For most of those years, I maintained a garden as part of my teaching curriculum resource. Now I am the Garden Coordinator for all of the Westminster Center School classrooms.

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