Corn

In March, corn is being featured for the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program. Corn, also known as maize, is the most widely grown crop in the United States and in Georgia. Check out these resources and ideas to celebrate Harvest of the Month with local corn!

RESOURCES

School Food Service Professionals

Morning announcement script:

  • “Good morning! In March we are celebrating locally grown corn for our Harvest of the Month program. Look for corn 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.”

or

  • “Good morning! Corn is a featured vegetable for March’s Harvest of the Month.  Look for corn 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 corn!”

Menu ideas:

  • Serve cooked corn kernels as a vegetable side.
  • Serve corn on the cob as a vegetable side.
  • Cooked corn kernels can be added to salads or offered on a salad bar.

Recipe ideas:

HOTM Corn Fact Sheet

HOTM Corn Marketing Poster 8.5×11

Taste test idea:

  • Offer small tasting portions of roasted or cooked local corn kernels. Survey students on whether they liked the taste test.

Corn Jokes:

  1. What has ears but cannot hear? A. A field of corn.
  2. Why is corn such a good listener? A. Because it’s all ears!

Teachers

Students and Families