Seven schools took the Mullumbimby Farmers Markets’ second annual Grow Your Own Lunchbox Challenge in 2016, and our judges were blown away by the hard work, creativity and passion for growing and cooking they saw in each and every school.
A special thanks to our judges, Di Wilson, Rod Bruin, David Forrest and Allie Godfrey, and to our wonderful compere, Lissie Turner.
We were proud to give away almost $3000 in prizes which will go toward supporting the participating schools’ kitchen garden programs.
Lunchbox prizes went to:
Best main in lunchbox: Wilsons Creek Public School – Spinach and Herb Quiche
Best snack in lunchbox: Crabbes Creek Public School – Potato and Herb Soup
Best value added item in lunchbox: Shearwater Steiner School – Home made cheese, yoghurt and bread
Best drink: Ocean Shores Public School – Lemon myrtle drink.
Other prizes were:
Best weekly cooking program: Ocean Shores Public School
Best garden: Shearwater Public School
Best use of recycled materials in the garden: Main Arm Public School
Best new garden: Mullum Public School
Best knowledge and enterprise: The Pocket Public School
Best innovation in the garden: Wilsons Creek Public School
Best education program: Crabbes Creek (bee research)