Farm to School project brings more fruits and vegetables to school lunch tables

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The non-profit organization Community Fare, and Frederick County Public Schools, are coming together to help bring more locally grown foods and vegetables to school cafeterias.

They recently had a “Farm to School” planning team kick off meeting. They say the process is still in its beginning stages.

Their short term goal is to have at least five schools serving more locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Their mid-term goal is to have two middle schools, two high schools serving more organic produce, and in the long term; the ultimate goal is to have all Frederick County Public Schools serving more locally grown fruits and vegetables.

“To bring nutritious foods to our school cafeterias for our students, and to present it to them in a fun and exciting way so that they will adopt it even outside of the school,” said Tonya Street with Frederick County Public Schools Communications Services.  

The next “Farm to School” planning team meeting will take place on January 9 from 6-8:30 p.m at Monocacy Middle School in the Media Center.

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