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Farm to school taking place next week at Sherman Central School

October 19, 2011
Westfield Republican
SHERMAN — Something new will take place next week at Sherman Central School.

It will host “Farm to School” days Oct. 11 through 13. Various local farmers will visit each classroom during those days. The topic will be about ways that the school can partner with the farm community to provide foodstuffs being harvested. It is a pilot program suggested by the Chautauqua County Agricultural Center Cornel Cooperative Extension in Jamestown.

The purpose is to create healthy places to live, work and play using local farmers. The program has been planned and carried out completely by the school.

The topic for the days will be grape harvesting. The students will learn about various types of grapes, where they come from, their nutrition facts, fun facts and many other interesting things about them.

The Pine Valley school district is having a similar program using the apple harvest as their topic.

A Harvest Dinner will be held Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Sherman Fire Hall. The whole community is invited. All the food will be from local harvest crops, so come and see how productive Sherman farmers and other local businesses are and what they can provide for their local community if everyone works together.


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