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Ojai School Lunch Monitor 2015-16 #6

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I ate my last Ojai school lunch of the year at Topa Topa Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24th. Those of you who have been reading this blog might recall that all year I have been hoping to get a burrito of some kind. Per my Ojai school lunch calendar, today was the day to get a home-made pork, cheese …

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Ojai School Lunch Monitor 2015-16 #5

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Hello and welcome back to the Ojai School Lunch Monitor! April 22nd was Earth Day and OUSD nutrition services was offering a special lunch at Mira Monte School, so my friend Christina and I went to check it out.  First off, I would like to share a photo of some very sweet artwork of Woodsy the Owl next to a …

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Opal Apples! Vote for Garden Clubs and Food Forests!

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Opal Apples! Vote for Garden Clubs and Food Forests! We are Semi-finalists for a lovely grant from Opal Apples and we would love your support!   Follow the link below and select ‘garden clubs and food forests’ to cast your vote.   Thank you! http://www.opalapples.com/voting/garden-clubs-and-food-forests.aspx  

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Ojai School Lunch Monitor 2015-16 #4

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Hello and welcome back to the Ojai School Lunch Monitor! For my latest foray into the world of school lunch, I was joined by my friends and fellow Food for Thought Ojai board members Rico and Christina. We ate at Mira Monte School on March 29th.  We met up at the office and headed out to the cafeteria. What a …

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Broccoli is the Harvest of the Month for March

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  Broccoli is the Harvest of the Month for March as part of our Farm to School program. Broccoli will be featured in the cafeteria and also will be sampled at some local schools on Thursday the 17th, St. Patrick’s Day,  the perfect day for celebrating our love of green veggies. Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family and the part we eat is actually the flower head. …

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Ojai School Lunch Monitor 2015-16 #3

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Hello and welcome back to the Ojai School Lunch Monitor!  Since my last post, I have become aware of the existence of a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in eating lunch at the OUSD school cafeterias: the OUSD Elementary School Lunch Calendar: These debuted this school year and were produced by Food for Thought Ojai in conjunction with OUSD Nutrition Services and an organization down …

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Oranges, Harvest of the Month for February

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The Harvest of the Month for February is Oranges. We are so very lucky to live in Ojai and to be surrounded by so much delicious citrus. We use the term Orange rather loosely to describe many different citrus types including sweet oranges, sour oranges, Seville, Mandarin and Tangerine.  The most popular orange is the Naval, but Cara Cara and Bloods oranges are being seen on menus …

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Lunch Monitor 2015-16 #2

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Ojai Lunch Monitor #2 Academic year 2015-16   Hello and welcome back to the Ojai Lunch monitor! I decided to eat my first school lunch of 2016 at Matilija Junior High on Tuesday February 2nd. On another beautiful sunny day of our so-far El Nino-less winter I signed in at the office and walked around the building to the lunch …

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Seed Swap!

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The Ojai Seed and Plant Swap is coming up soon! This event is open to all – seed savers and seed planters alike. Generally most seeds are freely offered by hobbyists and professionals although there are some sales/donation requests for certain potted plants and starts and some commercially packaged seed. There is a $5 donation request at the door to …

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Ojai Lunch Monitor #1

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Ojai Lunch Monitor #1 Academic year 2015-16 Hello and welcome (and welcome back) to the Ojai Lunch Monitor! A quick word of introduction: I am one of the board members of Food for Thought Ojai (aka FFTO).  I originally joined the board because FFTO’s founder, Marty Fujita, was my patient (one of my other identities is as an Ojai family …