CCPS Celebrates Homegrown School Lunch Week September 25-29, 2017
Westminster, MD
09/19/2017 10:42 AM

Carroll County Public Schools will be featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables on its cafeteria lines during Homegrown School Lunch Week (also referred to as Farm to School Week) from September 25-29, 2017.


In Carroll County Public Schools, cafeterias offer locally grown produce whenever possible and work to increase the amount purchased annually. When locally grown produce is served, the cafeterias proudly display signage naming the specific farm where the product is grown.


According to Karen Sarno, Supervisor of Food Services, “Students will see that the tomatoes were grown in Hampstead or the apples in Westminster. Children can then make a connection between the food they are eating and the local farmers who are harvesting that food.” This year, local squash, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, apples, watermelon, and possibly other products will be served in all CCPS schools.


To highlight the success of the Farm to School efforts in CCPS, a special Farm to School Celebration will occur at Spring Garden Elementary School on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, during lunch. Students will have an opportunity to visit interactive nutrition education stations in the cafeteria and on the playground. The stations will be sponsored by Food Services, health education partners, and high school students from the Manchester Valley High School FFA. Students will have the opportunity to taste fresh produce and learn more about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.


For more information, please call Karen Sarno, Supervisor of Food Services, at 410-751-3041.


Karen Sarno
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