Painting by Lillian Fraser Douville
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Franklin County “Farm to School Forum”
Saturday, April 2 at Greenfield Middle School
So what is being done to achieve this goal in Franklin County? The public is invited to participate in a “Farm to School Forum” on Saturday, April 2 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Greenfield Middle School, 195 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA. The forum will explore what is currently happening in area school districts, the obstacles to utilizing local foods, and the systems that need to be developed to integrate local farm products into our schools and institutions. The forum is sponsored by the Franklin County School Committee Caucus.
“Feeding locally grown foods to students can be a good way for food service directors to improve the nutritional value and taste of school meals, while supporting the local economy,” Erwin stated.
For further information, contact Marcia Day, chair of the Franklin County School Committee Caucus at email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact the Farm to School Forum organizer, Genevieve Fraser at (978) 544-1872, or email: FraserGenevieve@gmail.com. Refreshments will be served.