Thursday, October 4, 2007

Communication Mishap

Cherry tomatoes are on the menu tomorrow but they will not be coming from the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm. This week would have been the first week that the farm's produce could have been integrated into the menu since Farmer Tim met with the cook a couple of weeks ago. Orders are supposed to be placed on Wednesdays for delivery the following Monday. But there was a communication mishap and no order was placed last Wednesday. Farmer Tim felt badly and explained that the cook might have tried to call when no one was available to answer the farm phone. This happens often since farming involves work that leaves hands muddy or unavailable to answer the phone. I guess leaving messages is important for good communication with farmers. On Monday, Farmer Tim sent the director and the cook a list of products that will be available next week. But as of today, no order has been placed. Still, Farmer Tim and I remain optimistic that before they are out-of-season, all of the children at the childcare center will get a chance to taste the sweet organic cherry tomatoes grown on the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm. What could be a better Friday afternoon snack?

Caroline's Lunchbox Menu, October 5: Breakfast - O's, raspberries; Lunch - tofu, corn (frozen from Titus Farm), watermelon, 100% whole grain bread; Snacks - mixed varieties of cherry tomatoes

Childcare Center Menu, October 5: Breakfast - strawberries, french toast sticks, syrup; Lunch - fish sticks, corn on the cob, oranges, bread; Snacks - cherry tomatoes

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