National Salad Month

#GivetheGiftofSalad this May

TasteWise Kids is on a mission to make food education fun for kids and we need your help! During the month of May we have an array of educational activities, recipes and events to celebrate National Salad Month.

We're fundraising to send salad kits home with every Days of Taste student by asking for donations from our supporters. These kits include ingredients to feed a family of four along with recipes for how to use them and information on why eating fresh veggies is so good for you! $20 covers the cost of one salad kit, but of course we appreciate donations of any amount!

Donating isn't the only way to support TWK's mission this month! You can get involved by sharing our posts on Facebook (@TasteWiseKids) or Instagram (@tastewise_kids).

We're also lucky to partner with many local restaurants throughout National Salad Month. Some have exclusive TWK Salads on their menus, while others are hosting virtual recipe walkthroughs and educational read-alouds! Check out our list of partners and how they're involved in our fundraising efforts below.

TWK salad kit for kids in need

Food Partners and Events

We're so excited to be fundraising during National Salad Month again this year! Check out all the amazing food partners who are offering events this month! Share this page with your friends so they can find our list of events to #spreadthesaladlove!

Gundalow Gourmet Cheese Board

Gundalow Gourmet

One look at their website and you already know everything Gundalow Gourmet makes has to be delicious! That's why we're so thrilled that they're doing a recipe walkthrough video for National Salad Month!

When:

May 4th

Where:

On our Facebook, Instagram, or our website!

To-go meal from scratch-made

Scratch Made

In these busy and uncertain times, Scratch Made is bringing us all the comfort and deliciousness with none of the hassle! What's better, you can donate to TWK to get free cookies with your next order!

When:

Donate the week of May 24th for free cookies on your next order!

Where:

Get food from Scratch Made in the comfort of your home!

foraged mushrooms

foraged. eatery

Our great friend Chris Amendola of foraged. eatery is putting his farm/forest to table skills to good use during National Salad Month. A portion of proceeds from every salad sold this month will go to our salad kit cause!

When:

All month long!

Where:

At foraged. of course!

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Gertrude's

We're getting two for one from this amazing Baltimore restaurant. They're featuring a TWK salad on their menu with a portion of proceeds to our mission and our talented friend, John Shields is sharing a recipe walkthrough video!

When:

Salad is available all month long, stay tuned for the video!

Where:

At Gertrude's and on our Facebook, Instagram, or our website!

exterior of Atwater's

Atwater's

Whether its fresh baked goods or essential groceries you're in need of, Atwater's is the place to go. We're so grateful that during National Salad Month they are donating a portion of their proceeds to TWK for salad kits.

When:

May 4-31

Where:

Atwater's of course!

Tofu bowls from Ekiben

Ekiben

We already know Ekiben serves up healthy and delicious food, but did you know they can dish out great stories? In support of TWK, Chef Steve Chiu of Ekiben will be doing a zoom read aloud with students interested in healthy eating!

When:

Stay tuned!

Where:

Signup for the zoom here!

Apple salad from State Fare MD

State Fare

State Fare been offering amazing family meals throughout the pandemic, and now they're putting a TWK salad on their menu with a portion of proceeds to our salad kit fundraising! Thanks Chef Keith Holsey!

When:

All month long!

Where:

State Fare of course!

Salad from Coffee Coffee

Coffee Coffee

You know how much we love farmers' markets, and Coffee Coffee at the Bel Air Farmers' Market is proof of why! Order any one of their salads and a portion of proceeds will go to our salad kit fundraiser!

When:

All month long!

Where:

Coffee Coffee of course!

Tavern steak from White Oak Tavern

White Oak Tavern

We are always building our TWK recipe box and are so excited to be getting a special National Salad Month contribution from Chef Greg Mason of White Oak Tavern. Try making his TWK salad recipe or order it from White Oak Tavern and a portion of proceeds will go to us!

When:

Ongoing

Where:

Find the recipe in our Recipe Box or purchase at White Oak Tavern!

kids volunteering at First Fruits Farm

First Fruits Farm

We can't celebrate National Salad Month without taking a peek at how our favorite greens are grown! First Fruits Farm is giving a virtual tour of their lettuce growing operation and we can't wait.

When:

Stay tuned!

Where:

On our Facebook, Instagram, or our website!

Wait there's more!

We have new activities and partners joining us throughout the month.

We'll keep updating this page with new information, but if you want our events delivered straight to you, sign up for our newsletter! We'll send one each week of May to let you know what salad fun is going on!

 

students at Great Kids Farm, Baltimore learning about bee keeping

Baltimore City Schools students, we have a salad challenge for you!

To make May even better, it's also School Garden Month! 

To celebrate both holidays, Baltimore City Schools and Great Kids Farms have created a salad and garden themed contest for green teams.

The challenge?

Submit a recipe for a salad using the greens from your school garden. 

The winning team gets an exclusive virtual kitchen tour from Chef Zack Mills of True Chesapeake!

When:

Recipes should be submitted by May 24th.

How:

Student groups can enter by having their teacher post their recipe (with photos) on social media and tag Friends of Great Kids Farm (@Friends of Great Kids Farm on Facebook, or @friendsgkf on Instagram), or by emailing their submission to farms @bcps.k12.md.us.

Recipes will be judged by the Great Kids Farm team based on creativity, seasonality and taste!

Help Us Take Over Social Media!

We're declaring a TasteWise Kids holiday on May 24th to bring our salad month celebrations to the pinnacle! To spread the word and help us reach our fundraising goal, we'd love it if you could share a salad post on Instagram or Facebook. You could share...

  • One of our posts
  • A picture of a salad you made
  • A picture of restaurant partner you visited or got take-out from
  • A picture of your garden or a trip to a farm

Tag us on Facebook (@TasteWiseKids) or Instagram (@tastewise_kids) with the #TWKSaladDay and #givethegiftofsalad

It's a Salad Takeover!