Makah Ozette Potatoes

Makah Ozette fingerlings

Makah Ozette fingerlings

We got a great donation of these Makah Ozette potatoes from Slow Food Seattle. These fingerling potatoes have a fascinating history- they were brought to Cape Alava in NE Washington State by Spanish settlers in 1791. The Makah native peoples used them for 200 years until they were “re-discovered” in the 1980’s. Read more about the history here.

A field of future gourmet french fries.

A field of future gourmet french fries.

3rd grade has been studying native plants this year and this gave us a chance to explore how foods travel and what defines a native food. How food has traveled around the world and where it came from originally always blows the kids minds. Potatoes come from Peru if you were wondering!

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    Phi-Ho said,

    That is just wonderful Anthony. You have taught my children so many things and they all love learning from you.


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