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The Farm to School project is underway through a partnership between Galveston ISD and Galveston’s Own Farmers Market. On January 25, third-graders across the district taste-tasted carrots and lettuce grown on-site by students involved in The Young Gardeners Program. 

“When a kid sees where their food comes from and how it’s grown, they are more apt to try it and enjoy it,” claims The Young Gardeners Program Director Honi Alexander. “It gives them a whole new appreciation for food. They come away looking at it from a different perspective than just seeing it available at the grocery store or on their plate in a restaurant.”

The fresh garden salads were available in all district cafeterias for third graders and incorporated into GISD Child Nutrition’s menu. This is the first year for the monthly taste-testes which the district hopes to expand to other grade levels in the near future.

Click here to read the Galveston County Daily News article about the Farm to School Project.