Local Food Goes To School In Floyd County

Colleen Redman has posted a piece about the Farm to School program.

“I like to get my hands dirty!” shouted one Floyd Elementary School student who was digging potatoes at last week’s Farm to School harvest. Another student, when asked if he grew potatoes at home answered, “No, but I kinda want to now.”

Those students were part of three fifth grade classes participating in a pilot project event at a field farmed by Five Penny Farm on Shooting Creek Road. Organized by Mike Burton of Moon Indigo Farm, a Community Supported Agriculture farm in Check, the Farm to School harvest was part of a nationwide initiative to incorporate locally grown produce into school lunch programs.

Go read the rest at Loose Leaf Notes: Farm to School Harvest.

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