Vermont School Garden

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

Sweet Corn Salsa

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cutting kernels off cob

cutting kernels off cob

Last week we were hoping to add our own sweet corn to the lunch menu. Some critters had beaten us to the harvest. (This would make a good  observational study for a class trip to the garden.)

harvesting sweet corn

harvesting sweet corn

happy harvester

happy harvester

shuckng corn

shuckng corn

5 ears of corn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of the harvest didn’t amount to enough for the kitchen menu. We DID have enough corn to make salsa for the salad bar. The jalapeno peppers we planted last spring and a red onion from chef Kim gave us just the right balance of heat. A bit of salt and apple cider vinegar made our sweet and sour salsa so yummy that the cooks were reluctant to give any away! Next time we can add sweet peppers and maybe a few tomatoes.

finished corn salsa

finished corn salsa

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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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