Students got to taste and rate their favorites this week at school (Photo: CCSD)
The Cheatham County School District has been awarded a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm 2 School grant for the 2022-2023 school year.
In partnership with the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network based in Martin, the CCSD is working to develop school and district Farm 2 School initiatives through the creation of a “Grow Cheatham” action plan.
Because October is Farm 2 School Month, county schools, local farmers, and the Cheatham County Farm 2 School program will host a Community Taste Testing featuring the most highly rated student choices from taste test events, which took place this past week.
The Community Taste Testing will be held on Thursday, October 27 at the Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy cafeteria from 5-7 p.m.
The public is invited to sample the menu items (while they last) and learn more about the Farm 2 School initiative.
"We hope this grant will allow us to make a long-term impact in the nutrition of our students and the local agricultural economy in Cheatham County," says Tim Adkins of the Cheatham County School District.