Farm to School Month

Local Schools + Local Food = Brunch for Lunch

Local Brunch for Lunch was on the menu last week at several Barren County Schools as the finale of Farm to School Month. Students at Barren County High School, the Trojan Academy, Middle School, and College Street Campus savored the flavors a local harvest when they took their midday lunch break.

BCMS STUDENTS helping prepare ingredients for the brunch took a quick break for a photo. From left to right – Tia Roach, Katelyn Clark, Nutrition Services staffer Latoya Drake, Mary Todd Simpson, and Chris Craft.

Thanks to an innovative program headed up by CheyAnne Fant, Director of Nutrition Services for the local school district, students filled their plates with tasty a brunch casserole made with eggs from five local farmers. Filling the omelets were flavorsome Moore’s Country Sausage, Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, JD County Milk, and vegetables and herbs raised by students at Barren County Middle School. Rounding out the menu were homegrown tomatoes and herb-roasted locally grown potatoes from H&J Produce. Fresh Amish butter and honey from Vance’s Apiary were slathered on hot biscuits. The meal concluded with an Apple Crisp made with apples from Jackson’s Orchard in Bowling Green.

Prior to hundreds of students enjoying brunch, the Nutrition Services Program engaged BCMS students in helping prepare the meal.

Elementary School students weren’t left out of the local tasting party – they were treated to Golden Delicious Apples from Jackson’s Orchard and blueberries from Blueberry Hills Farm & Nursery.

BCMS STUDENT Abbigayle Smith showed of the hydroponic garden tower during student-led tours for community members.

AIMEE CLARK and Madison Vaugh shredded Kenny’s Country Farmhouse Cheese for the brunch casserole.

MATTHEW POYNTER, left, became an expert in chopping vegetables while Olivia Hatfield cubed bread, both ingredients used in the brunch casserole.

APPLES were plentiful and they also required peeling and chopping for the Apple Crisp. Sharing in the duties were, from left to right – Evan Franklin, Kateland Adams and Jameson Buie (both hidden from the camera), Malena Hughes, and Rachel Britt.

SMILING FACES seemed to be everywhere as students eagerly filled their plates during their lunch periods. The Leadership Glasgow-Barren County Class assisted with the Brunch for Lunch event as one of their service projects.

LEADERSHIP GLASGOW-BARREN COUNTY class members helped serve the meal to students in the cafeteria at BCMS last Thursday.

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