The Harvest of the Month (HOTM) featured items for February are broccoli and cauliflower.  Check out these resources and ideas to celebrate Harvest of the Month with local broccoli and cauliflower!  


School Food Service Professionals

Morning announcement script:

  • “Good morning!  In February we are celebrating locally grown broccoli and cauliflower for our Harvest of the Month program.  Look for these vegetables in your school lunch today (or on ________ day/date) and eat local!  Harvest of the Month is our program that features a different locally grown fruit or vegetable each month.”


  • “Broccoli and/or cauliflower are the featured vegetables for February’s Harvest of the Month.  Look for broccoli and/or cauliflower from these local farms (name the farm(s), if you can) in your school lunch today (or on _________ day/date).  Try local broccoli and/or cauliflower and help us celebrate Harvest of the Month, which is our program that features a different locally grown fruit or vegetable each month.”

Menu ideas:

  • Add fresh, chopped cauliflower or broccoli florets to prepared salads or serve on a salad bar.
  • Serve veggie dippers with fresh, local broccoli and cauliflower florets with low-fat ranch dip or hummus.
  • Serve roasted, steamed, or sautéed broccoli or cauliflower, or mix them together. Herbs and flavors that compliment broccoli include lemon, dill, nutmeg, oregano and thyme. To compliment cauliflower, try basil, dill, parsley, rosemary, or tarragon.  Try seasoning cooked broccoli or cauliflower with the American, Asian, Italian, or Ranch Shake it Up Seasoning Blends.

Recipe Ideas:

Broccoli/Cauliflower Marketing Poster 8.5×11

HOTM Fact Sheet – Broccoli Cauliflower

Taste test ideas:

  • Hold a taste test with raw broccoli and cauliflower florets, with or without a low-fat dip or hummus. Include education about the nutrients found in broccoli and cauliflower.  Have students vote on which they prefer.
  • Hold a taste test with roasted broccoli or cauliflower. Try this recipe for Roasted Broccoli, from Carrollton City Schools.

Broccoli/Cauliflower jokes:

  • Q: What do you get when you cross broccoli and a vampire? A: Count Broccula.
  • Q. What kind of flower should never be put in a vase? A: Cauliflower.


Students and Families