Cucumbers

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In May, cucumbers are being featured for the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program. Cucumbers are a good source of several nutrients and low in calories. Check out these resources and ideas to celebrate Harvest of the Month with local cucumbers.

RESOURCES

School Food Service Professionals

Morning announcement script:

  • “Good morning!  In May we are celebrating locally grown cucumbers for our Harvest of the Month program.  Look for this vegetable 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.”

or

  • “Good morning!  In May we are celebrating locally grown cucumbers for our Harvest of the Month program.  Look for cucumbers from this local farm (name the farm(s), if you can) in your lunch today (or on __________ day/date).  Try local cucumbers 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:

  • Serve fresh sliced cucumbers alone or with hummus or low-fat dip.
  • Dice or slice fresh cucumbers and add to salads or serve on a salad bar.
  • Slice cucumbers thinly and add to sandwiches or wraps.

Recipe Ideas:

HOTM Cucumbers Fact Sheet

HOTM Cucumber Marketing Poster 8.5×11

Taste test idea:

  • Offer students slices of cucumber, with or without a low-fat dip. Survey students about whether they liked the taste test.

Cucumber Jokes:

Q. What did the cucumber say to the carrot? A. Want to go for a dip?

Teachers

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Students and Families