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Apples aren’t just for teachers…

Oct. 20, 2015
Andrea Northup
Farm to School Coordinator
Apples aren’t just for teachers…
MINNEAPOLIS – On Thursday, Oct. 22, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will celebrate Food Day and National Farm to School Month with a Great Lakes Apple Crunch! MPS students will join millions of peers across the region in CRUNCH-ing into fresh, locally grown apples and learning about where school food comes from.
In addition, Thursday’s school lunches will feature a “Midwest Menu.” The menu will include:
          • Chicken drumsticks raised without the use of antibiotics from Smart Chicken in Waverly, Neb.
          • Sustainably grown red potatoes from L&R Poultry and Produce in Kenyon, Minn.
          • Apple kale salad made with certified organic kale from Organic Valley growers in Wisconsin.
          • A fresh Haralson apple from Minnesota Harvest Orchard in Jordan, Minn.  
These events are part of MPS’ Farm to School program, which aims to serve fresh, locally grown food in Minneapolis lunchrooms and teach students about food, nutrition and agriculture.  Learn more at nutritionservices.mpls.k12.mn.us.  
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