Farm2School Stories

02-20-2014Salad days in Minneapolis Schools: Leafy greens are making their markA couple of weeks ago when Sanford Middle School debuted its new, cooked fresh, on-site lunch, the center of the plate was chicken. Not a nugget, not a patty, just a piece of roasted chicken, hot from the oven and on a...
01-26-2014On Japan’s school lunch menu: A healthy meal, made from scratchIn TOKYO — In Japan, school lunch means a regular meal, not one that harms your health. The food is grown locally and almost never frozen. There’s no mystery in front of the meat. From time to time, parents even call...
10-22-2013In St. Paul, school lunch now comes with more veggies and its own appNot so long ago, it was common to encounter a gleaming wall of colorful vending machines in any high school cafeteria. A bevy of sodas, candy and junk food beckoned students. What teenager with a dollar bill wouldn’t choose...
9-28-2013Sharing their homegrown successTRACY - Making a switch to fresher, healthier meals isn't always easy when you're cooking for a whole school. But with help from a state grant program, two area schools have been seeing - and tasting - the difference. "The...
09-12-2013Hopkins school meals start from scratchHOPKINS, Minn. -- The cooler door swings open and out come boxes of vegetables and fruit -- scratch ingredients for that day's breakfast and lunch program.   "For far too long, meals and food (has) been relegated to the...
09-03-2013Minnesota schools expand fresh, local offerings during farm to school monthSeptember is Farm to School Month in Minnesota, designed to highlight partnerships between school districts and local farmers that bring fresh, local food to K-12 students and children in childcare. Weekly themes that put the...
08-22-2013Minnesota State Fair: Eco Experience Building ~ Healthy Local Foods ExhibitThe Healthy Local Foods (HLF) exhibit, hosted by Renewing the Countryside, is sure to be a huge hit for the whole family! This year’s exhibit is focused on “Why Farm to School is Good for Minnesota Children, Farmers,...
08-04-2013Urban greenhouses to feed Willmar, Minn., schoolsWILLMAR -- The land west of the Willmar Area Food Shelf will soon get a facelift, thanks to the combined efforts of the Willmar Design Center, the Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership and the Food Shelf....

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