A View From the Kitchen and our Farmer Partners 


School has Started AND We are Still Hot and Humid - where is the rain?  not much this year unfortunately :(

Water is still a huge worry this time of year - Farmers have been implementing drip irrigation for many years now to preserve our Precious Arizona Water.  This being said when Arizona goes into water conservation mode they will be impacted the most and first.  As Citizens of this Great State!  Let's conserve ourselves by doing some simple things:
  1. Don't let restaurants bring water if you are not going to drink it
  2. Fix drippy faucets, toilets and irrigation as soon as you see it.
  3. Plant desert landscape

Every little bit helps!


The heat is on and most of our local produce is corn, squash and melon - other products are coming from Southern California and Mexico.   
  1. We have available Summer Squash, Rainbow Carrots, Broccoli, and Sweet Peppers for Seasonal Vegetables
  2. Figs are in Season - Yum - my favorite! - have you tried them as lightly sauteed slices on steak with blue cheese?  You'll never have a steak done differently in the future 
  3. WE LOVE Melon, Melon, Melon - Watermelon and Cantaloupe are in plenty this year - in fact the skin is thin and fruit plentiful - Every piece we have cut has been soooo sweet!!! - Blueberries are a perfect pairing
  4. Shishito and other Peppers are in full swing of harvest - Have you tried Uptown Market on Saturdays?  Still a lot of vendors and Aren't we the Luckiest State to have 2 growing seasons and Farmers Markets all year round?  

Summer School Lunches you could see:

Seasonal Fruit: Pineapple, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Blueberries
Seasonal Vegetables:  Zucchini, Colored Bells, Broccoli and Carrots

Did you Know Fun Fact:
Fun with Rainbow Vegetables:  
Did you know that different colors have different Micro Nutrients? 
Example - Green more Protein and Whites more Starch. 

Watch our Video with True Garden on Eat the Rainbow

ORGANIC FARM TO TABLE

SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

 

FOR OUR FUTURE LEADERS


Healthy Habits Start Young  

Nutrition Approved,  Kid Tested,  Affordable School lunches for all ages. 


We use Organic Produce, Dairy and Grains, Pastured/Grass Fed Meats and Sustainable Seafood.  All Non-GMO and Chemical Free products! 

 Vegan and Gluten Free options available daily

Small Portions - 2 oz protein, 2 oz fruit or vegetable, 2 oz grain - most meals have sauces with calorie content from 315 to 465

Examples:  Butter Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables and 1/2 Slice of Garlic Bread=315 calories, Chicken taco with Beans, Rice, Salsa and Tomato and Lettuce=395 calories and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce=465 calories.

Full Portions - 4 oz protein, 4 oz fruit or vegetable 4 oz grain - most meals have sauces with calorie content from 600 to 825  

Examples:  Teriyaki Chicken Bowl with Hawaiian Vegetable Rice=600 calories, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce=825 calories.


Variety of Bowls include:  

Hawaiian BBQ, Lettuce Wrap CheeseBurger, Teriyaki Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Beef or Chicken Burrito Bowls

Sides and A 'La Carte Items:

4 oz Parfaits, Pears, Rice, Hummus & Veggies, 8 oz for Soups, 4 & 6 oz Mac & Cheese & 6 oz Pasta Primavera, Side Salad, 1/2 Sandwich and either Salad or Fruit, Hobo Hash, A ‘La Carte Tacos, Beef Sliders, Pulled Chicken Sliders and Smoothies


Special Holiday Meals:

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter Holiday, Valentines, St Patrick's Day


Full Service Options for delivery:

  • Buffet packaging and specific Bowl/Side/A 'La Carte Items for onsite service with your staff 
  • Individual Serving Available
  • Additional On-Site support to assist with portioning or hand out service Available


Meals are labeled with Ingredients, Allergens, Calories, Macro Nutrients (Fat, Carb, and Protein)

In Addition to our Mission we are active in the community:

  • City of Scottsdale 2018 Winner of the Environmental Quality Award
  • Gold Member of Phoenix Green Business Program
  • On the board of the Arizona Green Chamber
  • Our team volunteers with A New Leaf
  • We donate extra food to Phoenix Day


Tell us how we can serve you and your students!






CONTACT US TO SETUP MEETING/CONSULTATION AND YOUR FREE TASTING

602.625.5828 or 480.813.9065

Jennifer@WitnessingNature.net


Check out our 2019/2020 Lunch Menu

Proud Partner of :


BOONLI


Mission Montessori Academy



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With

Distinct Ingredients, Organically Grown, Cleanly Made!!