Food as Curriculum
Organic, vegetarian, vibrantly fresh lunch and snacks are included in the cost of tuition. Children participate in growing and preparing food and in creating compost from our vegetable scraps.
“Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
The Physiology of Taste, 1825
We get much of our produce from our garden and from Sunrise Organic Farm of Lumpoc. Our eggs come from a Santa Monica micro-farm (no kill). Locally sourced produce supports local farmers, is more environmentally friendly, is more nutritious, and is far superior in taste. We believe that providing this quality of food is the best way to invest in healthy eating habits for a lifetime.
Made Fresh, Made Here
Children at The Mulberry Tree enjoy familiar foods such as carrots and cucumbers, plus new foods (for most) such as kohlrabi, fennel, and quinoa tabouli. Gradually the children’s palates broaden and they become accustomed to new flavors, new combinations, and the adventure of trying new foods.
Sunrise Organic Farm
Our source for the Freshest Farmer-Direct Fruits and Vegetables
A family farm in Lumpoc, CA. Their commitment to quality and diversity in produce enables us to bring Mulberry students the highest food quality available.
Our source for Farmer-direct eggs
Farmer’s market eggs are also wonderful, but we source our eggs from a non-commercial Santa Monica micro-farm. The hens eat organic fruits and vegetables and live a truly free-range life.