Feilding Intermediate

FIS Students at the Feilding Farmers’ Market Again!

On the final day of the last term the Food Technology class had their first experience of the Feilding Farmers’ Market on Friday. They trialled their savoury Anti-Cranky spread and Apricot balls on community locals. Excellent team work and problem-solving skills as they figured out the best way of offering tasters, considering all stakeholder feedback, answering questions as well as they could and packaging sold products.
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End of Year Dinner 2015

This was a lively event with the Hands-On Food team catering for and serving a group of 40 people – including parents, family, youth space staff, members of the PNCET (Palmerston North City Environment Trust) and Wholegrain Organics customers.

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Tables Being Set

From its beginning Hands-On Food decided that where a request by schools for workshops or food technology classes was made the answer would be ‘yes’, without asking for something in return.  The only requirement being that we would run the Hands-On Food program intact.

The program now enjoys the support of;

  • Local schools (Feilding and Palmerston North)
  • PNCC and the Youth Space
  • PNCET (Palmerston North City Environmental Trust)
  • Wholegrain Organics
  • Students and their families

The dinner was an opportunity to thank these people for teaming up with the aim of providing for;

  • Food technology classes in schools
  • The connection of students with the wider community via product development and face-to-face or online sales and catering
  • Youth Space once per week plant-based cafe
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Preparing Capsicums

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From raw ingredients right through to packed products

Hands-On Food is working with a new group of enthusiastic cooks as part of the Feilding Intermediate School Food Technology curriculum.  Going from quality raw ingredients right through to packed product and sales at the Feilding Farmers Market the group are learning the ins and outs of product development, pricing and customer relations.

Beginning of the Food Technology class

Beginning of the Food Technology class

Simple recipes that can be made at home

Simple recipes that can be made at home

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Vegan Ice-cream and Not-Cheese Cheesecake for dessert? 

This time the students from Feilding Intermediate School were busy making coconut-carob ice-cream, lemon sorbet and vegan cheesecakes – strawberry flavoured and peanut butter salted caramel. That was a new challenge as the recipes were more complex. The students tackled it enthusiastically and the results will be sold at the Feilding Farmers’ Market again.

Choosing ingredients

Carefully measuring ingredients

Preparing cheesecake base

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Feilding Intermediate School at the Feilding Farmers Market this coming Friday.

Students from Feilding Intermediate School Food Technology Program working with ‘Hands-On Food’ in a production Line, getting ready for Fridays Feilding Farmers Market.  The students have experimented, received feedback, improved their products and in these photos can be seen eagerly packing and making everything ready.  Two products will go to market this week, the Macaruffles (Almond with Coconut and Vanilla are definitely my favourite) and the Anti-Cranky Spread.  We will have some product available at the Wholegrain Organics Food Trailer in the Square on Tuesday from 11am until 4pm.  The students will set up a little stall under the red canopy of the Wholegrain Organics Food Trailer at the Feilding Farmers Market this Friday the 18/09/2015, from 10am until 12 noon.

Sealing the Packets

Sealing the Packets

Smaller packets of Macaruffles

Smaller packets of Macaruffles

More Macaruffles

More Macaruffles

Finished Product ready for the Market

Finished Product ready for the Market

Packing Macaruffles

Packing Macaruffles

Everyone's Involved

Everyone’s Involved

Nearly all the Packing Done

Nearly all the Packing Done

More finished Product ready for Sale

More finished Product ready for Sale

Sorting Garlic

Sorting Garlic

Organising Ingredients

Organising Ingredients

Blending into a Delicious Spread

Blending into a Delicious Spread

Ingredients into the Blender

Ingredients into the Blender

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Afternoon Smoothie Making using Healthy Organic Ingredients

Afternoon Smoothie Making using Healthy Organic Ingredients

Getting Ready for the Taste Testers

Getting Ready for the Taste Testers

Wanting Feedback on their Recipes. Ready to Collect Comments

Wanting Feedback on their Recipes. Ready to Collect Comments

Here come the Taste Testers

Here come the Taste Testers

Feedback from Fellow Students

Feedback from Fellow Students

Feedback from Teachers

Feedback from Teachers

Green Smoothie Anyone?

In our afternoon session the Feilding Intermediate year 8 students developed nutritious and tasty breakfast smoothie recipes. After investigating some recipe ideas from Jamie Oliver, students formulated their own recipe, either based on frozen fruit and oat milk, or a green smoothie based on spinach, organic apple juice, organic frozen banana and fresh lime. They then made their smoothies and we all tasted them. Based on feedback gained they adjusted their recipes until they were really delicious – recording accurate amounts of each ingredient. The green smoothie was delicious with the addition of ginger, or extra frozen banana and freshly squeezed lime juice. At that point we filled six little taster cups with each smoothie, and invited our official tasting team from the next classroom. Students collected further feedback from the tasting panel and used this feedback to reflect on any further improvements they could make to their recipe. Ka pai – all your smoothies ended up very delicious. No one said “that will do”, but everyone pushed on until they really got something great.

Yup, 200g of spinach, this is gonna be gooood

Yup, 200g of spinach, this is gonna be gooood

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Students make 400 Macaruffles on one Day

Last Friday the students in the Feilding Intermediate School Food Technology program were told the products they are making will be sold at the Feilding Farmers Market in the coming weeks.  So the pictures below show our production day, next Friday will be packaging and pricing.  The students enjoyed making something to a consistent quality in small commercial batches.  Before production started they tasted competing products and made a list of possible ingredients.  The feedback from fellow students and some staff of the school was positive :).  Three flavours were made; Carob and Date, Raspberry and Almond and Vanilla.

You can purchase a packet of Macaruffles by clicking here. 

Food Technology Concepts

Food Technology Concepts

Good Question

Good Question

Market Research - What Ingredients are in Similar Products?

Market Research – What Ingredients are in Similar Products?

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