FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Chefs will help schools in eight Kentucky counties start preparing meals using fresh, local foods as part of two farm-to-school pilot projects.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture says the projects will begin in February and last through May. The initiatives are a collaboration among the state, the Community Farm Alliance and the National Farm to School Network.
The Chefs in Schools Collaborative will educate food service employees on issues including menu development, recipes and ways to support local farmers.
The National Farm to School Network will use a grant from Seed Change to support the initiative in Boyle, Clark, Grayson and Oldham counties. The Community Farm Alliance will use funding from the Central Appalachian Network to support the project in Harlan, Martin, Morgan and Pike counties.
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