The Harvest of the Month (HOTM) featured item for December is kale.  Check out these resources and ideas to celebrate Harvest of the month with local kale!


School Nutrition Professionals

Morning announcement script:

  • “Good morning students, this month we are featuring kale for our Harvest of the Month program.  Look for this nutrient-packed vegetable in your school lunch today (or on _______ date).  Harvest of the month is our program to feature a different locally grown fruit or vegetable each month.”

Menu ideas:

  • Add fresh kale to salads or serve on the salad bar.
  • Serve cooked kale as a dark green vegetable side.  Trying adding kale to soups or stews.

Recipe ideas:

HOTM Kale Fact Sheet

HOTM Kale Marketing Poster 8.5×11

Taste test ideas:

Kale joke: Q.  Why is kale never lonely?  A. Because they come in bunches.

General Resources:


  • Kickin’ it with Kale – 2018 October Farm to School Month Campaign, from Georgia Organics. Find lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school, easy activities and other resources.

Students and Families