Carroll County Public Schools will be featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables on its cafeteria lines during Homegrown School Lunch Week (also referred to as Farm to School Week) from September 24-28, 2018. During this week, Maryland schools promote and serve local foods in the cafeteria. Students in public schools across the state will get to experience fresh food grown and produced in Maryland.

Eldersburg Elementary School was honored to host the statewide kickoff event for Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Students led guests on a tour of activities that included a presentation on dairy farming, FFA high school student-run stations including making butter in a jar and tasting apples from Baugher’s Orchards, and the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation’s Maryland Ag Products mobile science lab.

Following the tour, invited guests joined students in the school cafeteria to enjoy a lunch that featured local products. The menu included roasted potatoes from Wilke’s Family Farms in Hampstead; fresh melons, peppers, and tomatoes from Deep Run Farms in Hampstead; apples, plums, and peaches from Baugher’s Orchards in Westminster; cucumbers from Miller Farms in Clinton; and local milk from Dairy Maid Dairy in Frederick.




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