Bringing the farm to Peach County schools puts local produce in cafeterias | Education | Macon.com

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Bringing the farm to Peach County schools puts local produce in cafeterias | Education | Macon.com

It’s lunchtime at Hunt Elementary School, and 8-year-old Robert Jones has not touched his hamburger.

Instead, the second-grader is gnawing a peach, which was grown a few miles from the school cafeteria. Nearby, 10-year-old Kevin Cervantes has chewed his peach to the pit.

“I like how they’re grown in Peach County,” the fifth-grader said.

Every student in Peach County received a piece of the fruit Wednesday as the school district began a two-year grant, which will place fresh produce in school cafeterias. The $100,000 Farm to School grant went into effect in November, funding culinary training for cafeteria workers and new kitchen equipment, said Maggie McCune, director of public outreach for Community Health Works, which funneled the federal grant into Peach County schools.

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