• Nutrition Events

        

    Maryland Home Grown Lunch Week

       
     September 25th-29th

         

    The Farm to School Program, developed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will bring more Maryland-grown produce to school meals with Maryland Home Grown School Lunch Week. In addition to supporting local farmers, the program educates students about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and the benefits of a healthy diet.   

    Prince George’s County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services purchases locally grown produce throughout the year. For Maryland Home Grown Week, we will feature the following Maryland grown produce from nearby farms within our Elementary and Secondary Meal Programs: 

    •   Apples from Baugher's Orchards 
    •    Watermelon from C & E FARM, LLC
    •    Kale, Cabbage, and Peppers from Miller Farms 

     

    Check out our   menus and look for "locally grown" to see when the above local produce is offered.


        

      Food Fun Fact - How much produce do we eat?



    Some of Our Local Farms


    Baughers Orchards 

      
    Baugers Orchard & Farm Market is located three miles west of Westminster, Maryland, on the corner of Maryland Highway 140 and Baugher Road. According to their website, they are proud of their long tradition as a family farm dating back to 1904. Over the years, the farm has grown to over 600 acres of production, with over 200 acres available for Pick Your Own Fruit. Visit their website at www.baughers.com for more information.


    Miller Farms


    Miller Farms is a 267 acre farm located in Prince George's County, Maryland, that has been family owned and operated since 1840. They grow a wide array of fresh fruits, crisp vegetables and much more! In addition to their farm, they have a bakery full of delicious home baked goods and handmade ice cream, a nursery abundant with beautiful plants and flowers, a direct farm market, seasonal displays, hayrides, and much MUCH more!  Visit their website at www.millerfarmsclinton.com for more information. 

       

        

       Check out our recent visit to Miller Farms: 

          

       
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