by Connie Cherba
with special thanks to Carolyn Scherf and Chris Happ Olson

October is National Farm to School Month, and in Dubuque, the celebration is already well underway. What’s “Farm to School?” It’s any program that connects schools to local farms by featuring healthy, locally sourced meals in school cafeterias. Farm to School programs not only improve student nutrition, but also provide educational opportunities and support local and regional farmers.

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