Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Harvest


We had our Harvest Service at school on Monday.  We collected tins and jars of food for a local charity that provides a food bank service.  Every week they provide food to 300 families in our community.

As part of the display we had fresh fruit and vegetables provided by 'Apple Lady.'  🍎🍏   Unfortunately the charity doesn't take fresh produce so staff were offered apples, potatoes (still covered in dirt), pumpkins and courgettes (zucchinis if you're outside the UK!!) No one wanted anything!!  One of the young teachers was revolted that there was a wee tiny slug in one of the potatoes!!!!!

So, guess who got a basketful of apples, big bag of potatoes and a huge pumpkin??? 👍

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  1. a while ago in Asda I bought a huge box of wonky veg reduced to 20p. The girls on check out were amazed but when I told them there were more boxes they said they couldn't be bothered. They also said they wouldn't have a clue how to make soup. All the more for us!

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  2. What a shame though. So blinkered.
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    1. Hopefully as she 'matures' she'll realise food doesn't always come in clean packages

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  3. Do you remember when we used to make soup, pancakes, butter etc with our classes? A carved our turnip for Halloween, and Harvest was all about fresh food. It says a lot that the teacher was put off by real potato- how will she manage to teach healthy eating to the weans?! I see some lovely soup being made at the weekend which will help to keep the budget down during your break.

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    1. We actually have a teaching kitchen in our school (very rare for a primary school!!)and most teachers use it. Although some only 'cook' cupcakes *rolls eyes*

      I see lots of roast pumpkin happening next week!

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  4. Sad reflection on our world, enjoy your harvest bounty.

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    1. Thanks, I will :-) I'm doing my best to spread the word with our young staff!

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  5. To be fair, even my next door neighbour who's in her 70's says no thanks when I offer her some veg as she hates checking it for 'beasties'. She prefers nice shrink wrapped ones in the supermarket thankyou very much!! Don't get me wrong, I get on very well with them and my mums a bit the same so I think there are also some oldies out there who've forgotten that in the 'olden' days we all used to go to the greengrocer and got 'dirty' veg all the time. It's quite the indication of how successful supermarkets have been at 'retraining us all'!! The only thing I might have refused would be the pumpkin. I'm never sure which ones can be eaten. Are there not some that are very tough and not nice to eat? Maybe thats a myth, I just don't buy pumpkins. Enjoy your soup though, free into the bargain, result!

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    1. Yes, some pumpkins are not as nice to eat but all pumpkins are edible. This one is 'Hundredweight' which is grown for size but I'll roast it with honey and chilli and then make soup with it so it'll be fine

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  6. Well done you :) I'm having a tough time giving away apples to the 'can't be bothered' brigade.
    When I was young, I had a friend who often used the expression 'Too fu' fed, that yin!' when plates came back into the café kitchen with uneaten food on them.

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    1. Lol! Love that expression. Maybe the 'can't be bothered' brigade will think again if Brexit brings food shortages through lack of imported food!!

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    2. They'd better hurry up then...….

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