Chimacum Schools Celebrate Taste Washington Day October 7
Taste Washington Day is an annual celebration of Washington grown foods served in school meals during the fall harvest season. Schools connect with local farms to make the most of our bountiful fall harvest, and use Taste Washington Day to kick-off Farm to School Month in October.
This year’s Taste Washington Day menu showcases delicious and nutritious locally grown food from four local farms and our own Chimacum Elementary School Garden!
Local beef burgers & fixings
Today’s burgers are made with happy Chimacum Valley beef raised by Shorts Family Farm (https://www.shortsfamilyfarm.com/) and Westbrook Angus (https://westbrookangus.wordpress.com/)
Served with Walla Walla sweet onions grown in the Chimacum Elementary Garden, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce from Red Dog Farm. Roasted potatoes grown at Red Dog Farm (https://reddogfarm.net/) and crunchy, munchy carrot sticks from Sunfield Farm.
Shorts Family Farm has been operating in Chimacum since 1945. They raise 100% grass-fed beef, and sell compost and Magical Soil to farmers, gardeners, landscapers, and organizations. All of the Chimacum School gardens have been boosted by Short’s Magical Soil!
Westbrook Angus, owned by Chuck & Julie Boggs, raises purebred Black Angus cattle on West Valley Road, just a few miles from Chimacum Schools.
Red Dog Farm grows over 150 varieties of certified organic vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant starts on 23 acres just a short walk from our main campus.
Sunfield Farm is an eighty-one acre biodynamic farm & Waldorf school, with five acres of vegetables, fruit, and cover crops; fields that are hayed and grazed rotationally by our cows, sheep, goats, and chickens; and wetlands, and a forested hillside managed for student exploration and wildlife habitat.
While Taste Washington Day is celebrated by schools across the state during the first week of October, Chimacum Schools serve locally sourced, school-grown, or scratch-cooked food nearly every day of the school year!