By Matt, Dexter, and Abbigayl
What we know about the vegetable group
Vegetables have vitamin A that helps us see in the dark. Phytochemicals and vitamin C in vegetables help keep us from getting sick. Fiber in vegetables help us digest our food.
List of foods in the vegetable group
Broccoli, green beans, sweet potato, lettuce, carrots, mushrooms, corn, potato, tomato juice, carrot juice, cauliflower, peas, celery, tomato, spinach, and cabbage.
What is your favorite vegetable?
Sarah's crew decided to vote for their "very favorite" vegetable. Here are the results.
Local Food - Community Experts
Northern Light Farm
by Azalea, Abby, and Ellah
Paul Conklin, local farmer, came to visit our classroom to teach us about his farm. Paul grows vegetables and sells them to people. To keep your vegetables, Paul taught us that you can can them in a jar or freeze them. Paul grows different varieties of pumpkin and potatoes. He grows vegetables that you can't find in the the grocery stores - like kohlrabi. We think people should buy local food because it does not have to be shipped from a far away place.
To learn more about Paul and his farm, click on the button below.
Chill Creek Ridge
Cheryl and Dale Krystosek sell their produce and baked goods at Bemidji's Natural Choice Farmer's Market. We bought vegetables from them when we visited the market and used them to make Stone Soup. Cheryl makes baked goods to sell at the market. She gave us muffins to eat.