In October, cabbage is being featured for the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program. Cabbage is a versatile vegetable that is a good source of many nutrients.  Check out these resources and ideas to celebrate Harvest of the Month with Vidalia onions!


School Food Service Professionals

Morning announcement script:

  • “Good morning! In October we are celebrating locally grown cabbage for our Harvest of the Month program. Look for cabbage in your school lunch today (or on ______ day/date) and eat local!  Harvest of the Month is our program that celebrates local and seasonal produce each month.”


  • “Good morning! Cabbage is a featured vegetable for October’s Harvest of the Month.  Look for cabbage from these local farms (name the farm(s), if you can) in your school lunch today (or on ______ day/date) and help us celebrate Harvest of the Month with local cabbage!”

Menu ideas:

  • Serve coleslaw made with fresh, local cabbage as a vegetable side dish.
  • Add fresh, chopped or shredded cabbage to tossed salads or serve on a salad bar.
  • Serve cooked cabbage as a vegetable side. Try adding cabbage to soups or stir fry dishes.

Recipe ideas:

HOTM Cabbage Fact Sheet

HOTM Cabbage Marketing Poster 8.5×11

Taste test idea:

  • Offer raw cabbage leaves, torn in pieces, with or without a low-fat dressing for dipping. Include education about the nutrients found in cabbage.  Have students evaluate the taste test sample by filling out a survey to indicate if they tried it, liked it, and would be willing to try it again.

Cabbage jokes:

  • Why do cabbages win at races? A. Because they know how to get a-head!
  • How did the farmer fix his jeans? A. With a cabbage patch!


  • Coming soon.

Students and Families