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New guide connects farms to school cafeterias in Indiana

Posted at 12:38 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 14:10:20-04

INDIANAPOLIS — There is a new effort to get Indiana schools to use food that's grown by Hoosiers.

On Thursday the 'Indiana Grown' program released a new buyer's guide that will go out to public schools across the state. The guide will help food service directors find products grown in their area that can go straight from the farm to the school cafeteria.

"Everybody wins in this type of situation; kids win, farmers win," Lindsey Bouza, Indiana State Department of Health, said. "More monies get put into our local economies if we're really encouraging schools to purchase from farmers."

The new guide is being paid for by a farm-to-school grant obtained by the state health department.