"Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week"

homegrown September 19-23

  • Effort is to bring more locally grown foods into Maryland school lunches and feature efforts of each system
  • Encourage the incorporation of local foods in school meals all year long
  • Introduce the public, especially parents and students, to the benefits of eating locally and supporting Maryland’s farmers
  • Underscore the importance of incorporating educational efforts about local food and nutrition into the core curriculum for Maryland public school students.
  • Showcase curricula, menus, and how to find local products as tools to expand the program www.marylandfarmtoschool.org
  • Increase support for preferential purchasing of local products for school meals
  • Draw attention to Maryland’s farmers, producers, and distributors of local foods and highlight Maryland farmers 

 This week's featured items:

  • Colora Orchards, Colora , MD- peaches & apples
  • Baywater Greens, Salisbury , MD- cherry tomatoes, romaine, watermelon

 HomeGrown  watermelon tomatoes