Portland (OR) public schools and the Ecotrust nonprofit group are serving seasonal fruits and vegetables grown on local farms in 56 district elementary and middle schools in a pilot program designed to test the feasibility of using local produce in school

Portland (OR) public schools and the Ecotrust nonprofit group are serving unprocessed, seasonal fruits and vegetables grown on local farms in 56 district elementary and middle schools in their Harvest of the Month program, reports the Capitol Press Agriculture Weekly. The goals are to get children to appreciate fresh, local produce and to understand the seasonality of agricultural production. Harvest of the Month seeks to build on the district’s Farm to School effort at Abernethy Elementar

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