I ultimately went with the broccoli today for a good reason: tomorrow I head to the 3-day Farm to Cafeteria conference in Portland. The sessions and workshops will focus on developing school gardens, getting locally grown food from the fields into the lunchroom, and building coalitions among students, community leaders, food service workers, teachers, administrators, farmers, and environmentalists. There will also be talk of the Farm Bill, healthy food in health care, university dining programs, the USDA's fresh fruit and vegetable program, and what impact existing farm-to-school programs have had in their districts.
I wish I had an extra hard drive for my brain.
I hope these topics are of interest to you, because they certainly are to me, and you can expect to hear more about them over the next few weeks.
You'll get your decadent bar cookie recipe, too, but only if you eat your broccoli first.