Harvest of the Month (HOTM) is a farm-to-school initiative designed to raise awareness of the benefits of eating local fruits and vegetables. HOTM provides materials for students, families, and the community to engage in hands-on opportunities to explore, taste, and learn about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables every day.
In addition to crafting a theme meal to be enjoyed every month, Lintons has provided online resources for families to learn about HOTM at home. Click on the link below to find this month’s family newsletter, poster, and activity sheet.
The November Harvest of the Month is Winter Squash! The most common varieties are acorn, butternut, delicata, spaghetti, buttercup, carnival and hubbard squashes, and pumpkin. Learn more winter squash with our online resources.
The December Harvest of the Month is the Potato! The potato, a tuber that grows underground, is the #1 crop grown in the United States! Learn more about the potato with our online resources.
The January Harvest of the Month is the Sweet Potato! This root vegetable has a skin that varies in color and orange flesh which, as its name suggests, has a natural, sweet flavor! Learn more about the sweet potato with our online resources.
The February Harvest of the Month is Broccoli! Broccoli is one of the most popular garden vegetables to date, mostly because it is very easy to grow. Learn more about the sweet potato with our online resources.
The April Harvest of the Month is Lettuce! Leafy greens include various types of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, watercress, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, and kale. Learn more about lettuce with our online resources.
The May Harvest of the Month is Corn! Corn is a member of the cereal grass family, and is related to other grains such as wheat, oats, barley and rice. Learn more about corn with our online resources.
The June Harvest of the Month is the strawberry! A strawberry has on average 200 seeds and is the only fruit to have seeds on the outside.
Learn more about corn with our online resources.
The July Harvest of the Month is the blueberry! Native Americans first
called blueberries “star berries” because the blossom end forms
a five-pointed star. Learn more about blueberries with our online resources.