Hydro Bibb Lettuce

The Harvest of the Month (HOTM) featured item for March is hydroponic Bibb lettuce.  Check out these resources and ideas to celebrate Harvest of the Month with local hydro Bibb lettuce!

RESOURCES

School Food Service Professionals

Morning announcement script:

  • “Good morning!  In March we are celebrating locally grown hydroponic Bibb lettuce 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

  • “Hydro Bibb lettuce is the featured vegetable for March’s Harvest of the Month.  Look for hydroponic Bibb lettuce from these local farms (name the farm(s), if you can) in your school lunch today (or on _________ day/date).  Try local Bibb lettuce 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 a salad with Bibb lettuce or mix Bibb lettuce with other lettuce varieties.
  • Serve Bibb lettuce on the salad bar.
  • Add fresh Bibb lettuce to sandwiches, burgers, tacos or wraps.

Recipe Ideas:

Hydro Bibb Lettuce Marketing Poster 8.5×11

HOTM Fact Sheet – Hydro Bibb Lettuce

Taste test ideas:

  • Taste test hydroponic Bibb lettuce, with or without a low-fat dressing for dipping. Include education about the nutrients found in lettuce and about hydroponic growing.
  • Taste test hydroponic Bibb lettuce and other lettuce varieties. Have students compare the different types of lettuce and vote on which the prefer.  Provide education on the different types of lettuce varieties and growing methods.

Lettuce jokes:

  • Q: What did the lettuce say to the dressing? A: Lettuce be friends!
  • Q: What did the lettuce say to the celery? A: Quit stalking me!

Resources:

  • Lettuce Try It! – the 2013 October Farm to School Month campaign from Georgia Organics.  Resources include lesson plans, how to conduct a lettuce taste test, how to grow lettuce in a school garden, and salad dressing recipes.
  • Lettuce – find resources for lettuce, from the USDA Healthy Meals Resource System.

Teachers

  • Hydro Bibb Lettuce Education Activity Ideas – coming soon.

Students and Families