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Food to Table Comes to Maryland Public Schools

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SALISBURY, Md.- Students in Maryland public schools will see a different cafeteria menu this week. Schools will be serving fresh local produce as part of the Farm to Table program.

"It's a great partnership. We love for [the students] to eat healthy, we love for them to eat local and we allow them to have that right to their tray," says Farm and School manager Monique Snyder.

Along with healthy eating, the students are learning benefits in the classroom. They are being taught nutrition, how to garden, and healthy eating habits.

"We work with the extension office. It's a partnership between us and them and they help us out with a lot of the in-classroom education as far as nutritious eating, local eating, an eating healthy," Snyder says.

The program is mutually beneficial for the students and the farmers providing the food.

Owner of Cut Fresh Organics LLC, Aaron Cooper says, "Kids in school will hopefully go back and tell their parents hey, we can buy this product at this farm or from this waterman." 

Maryland public schools are hoping to do programs like these more often, adding seasonal produce throughout the school year. 

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