MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Six Vermont schools and two supervisory unions will be getting grants to get more locally grown, nutritious foods into schools.
The Farm to School grants will be awarded on Thursday afternoon in the Statehouse.
Grants of up to $20,000 to initiate Farm to School programs will go to Orleans Southwest and Chittenden Central supervisory unions, Charlotte Central School and Middletown Springs Elementary School.
Planning grants of $5,000 each for future programs will go to Newbury Elementary School, Walden School, Barnard Academy, and Vergennes Union High School.
Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross says the grant program enriches Vermont communities by linking local producers with schools, enabling schools to serve students nutritious, wholesome foods and creates new opportunities for local farmers.
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