Backyard Growers and Gloucester schools bring local apples to K-8 kids

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This fall, partners across Gloucester collaborated in a successful push for local food in schools to celebrate Food Day and National Farm to School month. A FoodCorps Massachusetts service member at community nonprofit Backyard Growers brokered a partnership between the Gloucester school food service program and the new West Gloucester Orchard to bring over 2,000 local apples into Gloucester school cafeterias. Backyard Growers’ FoodCorps service member also set up 4 Apple Crunch events at schools to celebrate healthy food, local farms, and local farmers. Click here to read more on the Backyard Growers website!

Katarina Cardone Apple Crunch 2015