District to Leverage Summer's Bounty for Later Use

Norwich Public Schools has received a $49,999 grant from the state to use its production kitchen during the summer to make bulk products using the season's plentiful local crops.

The Norwich (CT) Public Schools Dept. of Food Services has received a $49,999 Farm Viability Grant from the state's Dept. of Agriculture to use its production kitchen during the summer to make bulk products using the season's plentiful local crops. The department is using the funds, which are to be matched by the district, to purchase equipment such as a large steamer, a quick chill unit and a vacuum-pack machine as well as a van to pick up product from the grower sites, says Foods

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