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Durham School Board Creates Unique Strategy for Buying Local Food

Durham School Board Creates Unique Strategy for Buying Local Food

Photo: The Durham District School Board is now buying six items for its high school cafeterias from Ontario farms, part of the board’s Cafeteria Connects Project. Latha Raguram prepared some fresh salads for lunch in the cafeteria at Sinclair Secondary School. February 18, 2015. Ron Pietroniro / Metroland

DURHAM — When local students grab a container of veggies and dip or a slice of pizza with mushrooms from their high school cafeteria, they’re supporting local agriculture.

The Durham District School Board is now purchasing six produce items — apples, red peppers, cucumbers, onions, carrots and mushrooms — consistently from Ontario farms.

It’s the first strategy of its kind in Ontario. Read More…

Jillian Follert
Metroland Media Group

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