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.
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.