Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
For the month of June, watch our weekly Island Grown at Home video, then pick up a garden kit from the Family Center full of materials to do the activity yourself!

Supplies are limited, so to reserve your garden kit email mvfamilycenter@gmail.com

Find all our IGAH videos at www.islandgrownschools.org/athome
Green Pea Hummus
It's pea season!
Find the full recipe below under Recipe of the Week, or on our website.

Not a fan of chickpeas? You can make hummus with any type of bean- try black bean or white bean hummus.
Pea Math

Do you have peas growing in your garden? Snap one in half length-wise and count how many peas are in each side. Which side has more? How many peas are there altogether? Can you divide up the peas so each side has an equal amount?

Next time you pick a pea, try to guess how many peas will be inside the pod. Is there a way to tell before opening it whether it will have many or just a few?

Pick a handful of peas and count how many are in each pod. Work together to figure out the average number of peas in a pod in your garden.

Practice counting to 100. Count out 10 small cups, and figure out how many peas should be in each cup to make 100 total. Using fresh or frozen peas, count 10 into each cup.

More Resources


A kid-friendly recipe for pea fritters

Need something to go with your pea hummus? Try making these homemade crackers

Don't forget to send us your kids cooking videos! They can be emailed to ava@igimv.org .
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Recipe of the Week
Celebrate June with a Harvest of the Month Recipe featuring Peas!

16 oz fresh peas or 1 bag frozen peas, thawed
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove (optional)
Salt and pepper


Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until a smooth puree is formed, scraping down the sides as necessary, about 30 second total.
Transfer to a bowl and enjoy with pita chips, crackers, or carrot and celery sticks.

Tips:

Frozen veggies tend to be a little soggy when defrosted. Try straining your peas before using them to avoid overly wet hummus.

If your hummus seems too wet, try adding a can of chickpeas. If it's too dry and crumbly or won't mix well, add more olive oil or a little water.


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SBS The Grain Store
Monday-Friday 8-5:30, Saturday 9-4
Curbside service encouraged: 8:00-3:00pm
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(508) 696-7271

Middletown Nursery
Monday-Saturday 8-5
Sunday 10-2
Curbside service available
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(508) 696-7600

Vineyard Gardens
Monday-Saturday 8-3, Sunday 9-3
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(508) 693-8511

Jardin Mahoney's
Open every day 9-5
(508) 693-3511

Heather Gardens
Open daily 8:30-5:30
(508) 693-1467

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