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Schools Look For Local Fresh Food

The following story about green alternatives being developed in York’s school lunch program appeared on WCSH Channel 6 this week.

YORK (NEWS CENTER) – There could soon be healtheir options on the school lunch menus in Kittery and York.

At the Coastal Ridge Elementary School in York students do have some healthy options inlcuding a salad bar.

Doris Demers wants to expand those options.

Instead of eating corn shipped in from across the country, she’d like to see students eating corn from a farm down the street.

Demers oversees school lunch programs for 3-thousand students in York and Kittery.

She says bringing local produce into the schools would benefit everyone involved.

We get fresher, local food. That’s good for the community because every dollar you put into the community you get three dollars back. It would strengthen your community and the farmers will have a consistent customer,” she says.

An informational session for farmers is planned for April 6th at the York Middle School.

Demers is also putting out an open invitation to all farmers across maine to attend the Farm To School forum that’s being held at Sunday River on August 4th.

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