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Farm-to-school success puts focus on finances

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Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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AS DIRECTOR OF school nutrition services, Kathy Alexander, above, has made using local ingredients a priority at Bristol-area schools and now Vergennes-area schools. Key to Alexanders' approach is detailed fiscal management. Laura Lavacca, below, works closely with local farmers to procure local ingredients. Independent photos/Trent Campbell.

BRISTOL — Even after close to two decades of efforts to get local foods into local educational institutions, words like “fresh” and “tasty” are not universally applied to school cafeteria food.

Yet school nutrition guru Kathy Alexander continues to make Farm to School a centerpiece at Bristol-area schools and this year expanded that work into Vergennes-area schools.

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