DES Hosts Annual Homegrown School Lunch Week Event


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Denton Elementary was the site of the Annual Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week which took place on September 26. Fifth graders attended an assembly and heard from agriculture and education officials about the connection between farms, food, and nutrition. Speakers included: Denton Elementary School Principal Susan McCandless, Caroline County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Mr. Milton Nagel, Maryland State Department of Education State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, and Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder.

Complete details of the event were shared in a Maryland Department of Agriculture press release      and in an article in Times Record. Photos from the events may be found on the CCPS Flickr page.

Many thanks to those who made our taste-testing and information  event tables successful:

  • Bailey and Sons Dairy
  • Bartenfelder Farms
  • Blades Orchard
  • Chapel’s Country Creamery
  • Clayton Farms
  • Farming 4 Hunger
  • J.M. Clayton Company
  • Maryland Food Bank
  • Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
  • Red Acres
  • Shore Gourmet Market/Savor Maryland
  • University of Maryland Extension

Thanks to our partners who ensured our students were fed nutritious local food for lunch:

  • Bartenfelder Farms
  • Blough’s Seafood
  • Chester River Clam Company
  • Clayton Farms
  • Hoffman’s Meats
  • Red Acres
  • Tyson