Kitchen Wizards project (Food Commodities)

The Kitchen Wizards is an exciting eight-week program held twice a week in the fall for children at the Wolfville Farmers' Market.  It aims to enthuse and empower young people, especially those 6-12 years old, to enjoy local fruits and vegetables.

Children who have signed up for the no-cost program will receive a passport and are encouraged to come to the market as often as they can to taste and learn about a new fruit or vegetable.  After tasting the samples prepared by students from the School of Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University, they will get a stamp on their passport.  They are then given a $3.00 token that they can use to 'purchase' any fresh fruit or vegetable of their choice from the market!

The tasting samples are made from the featured fruit or veggie of the day and prepared by students who are enrolled in the 'Food Commodities 1' course. The hope is that tasting a food commodity in a simple and delicious recipe will inspire the children to use the token to purchase the food they have tasted and try the recipe at home.  The young people and all interested market-goers will also be encouraged to take home a copy of the featured recipe.

The recipes for the tasting samples from the 2015 fall season are posted below.  We hope you like them!

Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

Blue for You Kale Smoothie

Can't be Beet Hummus

Cauliflower Tots

Cheesy Broccoli Tots

Feta Cheese Coleslaw

Oven Baked Potatoes

Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Dip

Roasted Parsnip Celery Heart and Apple Salad

Sweet and Fruity Brussel Sprout Salad

Sweet and Tangy Corn Salad

Turnip n' Apples

Zucchini Chips

The fall 2014 recipes are listed below:

Apple Pie Smoothie

Cabbage Apple Slaw

Carrot Sno-Balls

Cauliflower Cheese Nuggets

Corn Salsa

Fall Harvest Brussel Sprouts Salad

Kale Dip

Kohlrabi Fries

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Parsnip Fries

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

Roasted Fennel

Spiced Maple Pumpkin Seeds

Squash Mac n' 'Squeese'

Strawberry Beet Salsa

Zucchini Chips