10 Schools With Farm to Cafeteria Programs Slideshow

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Greenview Upper Elementary School, South Euclid, Ohio

Administrators at Greenview Upper Elementary School in South Euclid, Ohio, discovered that kids were more likely to eat salad greens and try unfamiliar produce if they’d met and questioned the local farmer who grew it.

Also worth noting: the produce travels roughly sixty miles from the farm to cafeteria trays, rather than the 2,600-mile trip it used to make, a distance that diminished the quality of produce (apples, for instance, got mealier, and greens wilted) and put more strain on the environment.

Peggy Turbett, The Plain Dealer