Farm to School Week

This week Popp’s Ferry Elementary, along with other Biloxi schools, is getting a taste of home grown Mississippi cuisine.
It’s all part of their Farm’s to Schools Week where nearly every menu item originates from here in Mississippi. Today’s entrée featured sloppy joe with fresh ground beef straight from McComb. Other menu items included southern peas from Churchill, baked sweet potatoes from Eunice, and mixed pepper strips from Lucedale.
Chartwells is the company that supplies the food to Biloxi schools. Each year they try to incorporate more locally grown produce into their school lunches. Chartwells Office Manager Jessica Jackson said, “It’s something Chartwells really tries to focus on is locally acquired food. We really try to encourage healthy eating within our students. We want them to choose the healthier option.”
This is their first year with Mississippi raised beef. From now on, all of their ground beef will come from McComb year round.

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