NBC26.com: Local farmers is involved in providing nutritious meals for kids.
Farmers at Ledgeview Gardens, know the importance of fresh vegetables, “there’s way too much processed foods, in McDonalds being eaten, it’s just too easy everybody’s in a hurry, everyone’s trying to get six difference afternoon activities, and a lot of times food is what gets pushed off,” said Darren Vollmar, farmer and general manager.
Vollmar, said students should be eating healthy and take time to enjoy different foods.
“To us it’s more important to have a little bit of a slow down, especially when it comes to your food,” said Vollmar.
That’s why six years ago, the Green Bay area public school district and Vollmar agreed to work together to provide schools locally grown produce.
“Now that we are doing it and seeing it, the students are loving it, and loving the produce they’re like oh my gosh we see them at the farmers market this is so cool and eat this at my park program it’s super exciting,” said Amanda Britanyak, the GBSD food service assistant director.
2,000 students are served a meal over the summer, and it’s spread over 36 parks.