John Bitter, of Frog Song Organics in Hawthorne, called us in early December about an over-abundance of tri-colored green beans they had on hand.  Green beans are labor intensive on both ends – harvesting, and trimming for cooking. But what a difference in fresh and frozen (or canned) beans! Our lunchroom staff were enthusiastic about taking them on (as a once-a-year treat), and were amazed to see them change color in the steamer. Students and their families really appreciated the fresh locally-grown “green” beans in the annual Christmas dinner before the winter holidays began.

A big thanks to Amy Van Scoik and John Bitter for this holiday treat!