Farm To School Program Expanding

Eight schools in Chatham-Kent are receiving fresh local produce as a part of a pilot project.

The Farm To School project launched back on March 31 to get more local fruits and vegetables into schools.

“We’ve had kale, and beets, and banana chips, and we’ve had sweet potatoes and a few other things,” says Student Nutrition Program Coordinator Elaine Lewis. “We’ve also tried the mini-cucumbers with them and the kids are loving those, as well as cherry tomatoes, and mini-carrots, and a whole bunch of fresh produce from our local greenhouses.”

Lewis says the project has been so successful they are already looking at expanding the project in the fall.