“For a month and a half, we took
lettuces and things out of there,” Onekama head cook Jan Exo
said. “(What’s growing now) hasn’t gone because we’re not in
school yet, but we’re hoping that … we can get some of the
peppers off and see if we can freeze those for fall use.
“All the lettuces and swiss chard
and spinach, we used quite a bit of that (last spring in the
school kitchen). If you look on our website, there were
pictures of our salad bar that had that on.”
Onekama Consolidated Schools Board of Education
toured the hoop house, and many had the opportunity
to take home some of the heirloom tomatoes grown in
explained that they hope to have some for the
students when they come back to school in a month.
“We started the tomatoes later
so they’re ripening now and going into September,” she said.
“And the same thing for the pepper plants. (We) start them
later and put them out here in July, so by the end of August
they would be (ripe), instead of now when we can’t do
anything with them.”