For the past four years, the District’s School Food Service Department has been procuring and serving the students of Palm Beach County nutritious locally grown “Fresh From the Farm” vegetables. Our partners at R.C. Hatton Farms, Inc. of Pahokee have provided sweet corn cobbettes and green beans since the outset of the program in the county four years ago. During the 2011-2012 school year, Pero Family Farms of Delray Beach became an additional partner with the District. This has allowed for the addition of a carrot and green bean medley to the menu as another choice for the students. The School Food Service Department is also working with Palm Beach based Localecopia as an additional partner to assist with bringing in other products. Plans are in the works to increase the choices of “Fresh From the Farm” products including locally grown fruit during the 2012-2013 school year. Be sure to check the school menus for the weekly offerings.