It’s Farm to School Week for Biloxi Public Schools and the harvest is on at Gorenflo Elementary.
Today, the school’s food service provider and child nutrition services created a farmer’s market for the students. This week the students will also be eating a lunch of all locally farmed items and be visited by officials from the Department of Education.
Farm to School Week gives the kids a chance to learn all about farming and growing their own crops. Child Nutrition Director Cindy Cowan said, “The students can come through, shop and pick them out a couple of items to take home and share with mom and dad. We are showing them a little bit about chickens and just a little bit of education. It’s crucial that they have fresh fruits and vegetables and you know just things that are grown.”
Farm to School Week has been a tradition in Biloxi Public Schools for a few years.