We serve only the best foods we can think of at Roots and Wings. Nutritious snacks and milk are included. Children set the table and pour their own milk. This helps the children’s growing independence and confidence. We also believe that food is an important, over-looked aspect of a child’s day. We slow down to talk about our food and encourage each other to try new things.
We participate in the local community sponsored agriculture program, which delivers a crate of fresh fruits and vegetables each week of the growing season. We also make foods together, like pumpkin bread, whole wheat pizzas and kale-apple smoothies, to name a few! In the spring, we start our garden and composting projects, to grow some of our foods. We find the children delight in taking part in their food’s preparation – from ground to table! Each month we study various in season foods, introducing the children to new tastes, flavors and textures in kid-friendly recipes.
Check out these sample menus.
September Menu – Tomatoes, Grapes and Eggplant
October Menu – Potatoes, Apples, Winter Squash and Pumpkins
November Menu – Corn, Carrots and Pears
December Menu – Cranberries, Persimmon and Radish
January Menu – Pomegranate, Cooked Greens (kale, bok choy, spinach)
Feb Menu – Oranges
July Menu – Corn, Watermelon, Peaches and Zucchini
June Menu – Kale, Kiwi, and Cherries
May Menu – Apricots and Okra
April Menu – Rhubarb, Artichokes and Asparagus
March Menu – Mango, Brussels Sprout, Pineapple
August Menu – bell peppers, plums, green beans and cucumbers
(Please note seasonal produce does vary. Lunch is not included at this time.) Our current monthly menu can be found at For Parents > Current Menu.