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Farm To School Program Featured In Documentary

girl eating carrot

May 14, 2012 - CBS Minnesota

Fresh farm produce in school lunches that's the goal of the Farm to School program. Now a new documentary is showing how the program is working here in Minnesota. Read More.


Farm to School program offers realistic solutions for Waseca students

boys in school garden

May 14, 2012 — Marianne Carlson, Waseca County News

On Thursday, May 24 beginning at 3:30 p.m. the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) in Waseca will host a screening of the new documentary “Farm to School: Growing our Future.” One of the ways that communities across Minnesota have dealt with the health, education and economic impacts of the childhood obesity epidemic is by forming “Farm to School” partnerships. Read more.


Bemidji schools among growing trend of serving local foods

VegetablesApril 11, 2012 — Anne Williams, Bemidji Pioneer

Marleen Webb, food services coordinator for Bemidji School District, is excited for the growing season to come into full swing because it means students will again be receiving fresh and locally grown food. This summer is the fourth year the school district will participate in the Farm to School program, an initiative supported by the University of Minnesota Extension that connects schools and students with food grown from nearby farms. Read more.


'Farm to School': Moving from pink slime to purple beets

teacher with kids in gardenMarch 22, 2012 — Beth Hawkins, MINNPOST

The general aim of the 'Farm to School': Expose kids to unprocessed foods and the farmers who grow them, help school districts develop relationships with producers and ensure that our school nutrition dollars are spent here, where they can be reinvested in this agricultural, economic and cultural ecosystem. Read more.


'Farm to School' aims to boost nutrition and local economy

KARE 11March 20, 2012 — KARE 11 Sunrise Education

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — The idea of buying local is making its way into schools. It's a new initiative called "Farm To School" which is aimed at getting fresh foods to students, while also boosting the local economy.

A new documentary, "Farm to School: Growing our Future," which was produced in partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension, The Minnesota Department of Health and Twin Cities Public Television is also part of the initiative.

Barb Mechura, Nutrition Services Director in the Hopkins Public Schools, took part in the documentary and joined  us on KARE 11 Sunrise with more on the project. Read more.


Documentary examines Farm to School

school foodMarch-April 2012 — edible Twin Cities

It’s about more than just a fresh lunch. The Farm to School initiative serves fresh, local foods in schools, teaches students about the food they eat, and grows local economies. A new documentary entitled “Farm to School: Growing our Future” showcases Farm to School in Minnesota and includes success stories as well as challenges that stunt the growth of Farm to School. Read more.



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