F2S News: October 2011

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New farm launched at Denver Public Schools!

A one-acre farm located right on school grounds is now producing fresh and super-local, organically grown vegetables for school children in Denver. Check out this story of a groundbreaking partnership between Sprout City Farms (a nonprofit urban agriculture organization) and Denver Public Schools. Read more.

Entrepreneur builds bridges between Missouri farmers and schools

One of the challenges of Farm to School is linking local farmers with nearby schools, and then getting all those locally grown foods to the right place at the right time. In Missouri, one entrepreneur, Rick Boudreau, is building that bridge between local growers and local schools. You can learn more about Rick's company "Missouri Food 4 Missouri People" and Missouri's Farm to School efforts in this great video!

Kitchen incubator expands local food options in Minnesota

The Harmony Co-op in Bemidji, Minnesota, is branching out and adding a new incubator kitchen to their successful grocery store operation. The kitchen will provide top-flight facilities that enable food entrepreneurs to produce foods for schools, hospitals, restaurants and grocery stores, adding value to locally grown foods and fostering new small businesses. Read more.

Farm to School rocks in Vermont

The Burlington, Vermont, Farm to School program is a stellar example of how to bring students and their families closer to wholesome, local and fresh foods through school gardening, collaborations with local farmers, freezing fall produce for use in the winter and many other Farm to School innovations. Watch the video to learn more.

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