Canton, NY, Sep 29, 2011 — The end of the growing season hasn't dampened excitement about a school garden project in Canton. Students and teachers at Canton Central School will celebrate the produce from their school garden and local farms with a series of meals and programs this season. Five schools in St. Lawrence County will take part in the state's "Farm to You Fest", an event highlighting local food in schools.
Ingredients for today's lunch will be taken from a garden plot behind the high school and donated by local growers. Next week, the school will celebrate its first "Harvest Festival". Elementary classes will take part in food-themed relay races and taste tests, while high school students will help younger students learn about the health benefits of eating locally grown food.
Todd Moe stopped by this week and found second and third graders enjoying the harvest as much as they did planting seeds last spring.