Farm2School Chili- Try our County’s Bounty!
This Friday, November 17th, public schools in La Crosse, La Crescent-Hokah, West Salem, Bangor, Onalaska and Holmen will be serving a new locally sourced entrée, Farm2School chili. This dish is the first official entrée created by the Coulee Region Farm2School team. The entrée will be on menus at all 33 public schools as well as in the cafeterias at both Gundersen Health System & Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare. Additionally, the People’s Food Co-op will serve the dish in the deli and it will appear on the menus at select Head Start & early child care sites!
This dish is minimally processed and delicious and is made with hearty beans and local veggies that were frozen during their peak season. Schools in the districts of West Salem and Bangor will add locally raised ground beef; Schools in the Holmen district will serve the chili with local ground pork from hogs raised by the districts’ own students!
The recipe is available at www.laxf2s.org –it makes a perfect entrée for a cool night and leftovers taste great. Visit Get Active La Crosse County’s Facebook page for serving suggestions and search #farm2schoolchili for photos of the event.