• Nutrition Events

    Maryland Home Grown Lunch Week

    September 19th - 23rd

    The Farm to School Program, developed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will bring more Maryland-grown produce to school meals with Maryland Home Grown School Lunch Week. In addition to supporting local farmers, the program educates students about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and the benefits of a healthy diet.   

    Prince George’s County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services purchases locally grown produce throughout the year. For Maryland Home Grown Week, we will feature the following Maryland grown produce from nearby farms within our Elementary and Secondary Meal Programs:

     

    • Apples from Baugher's Orchards 
    • Rosemary from Chesapeake Greenhouse 
    • Tomatoes, Cucumber, Kale, Red Potatoes and Watermelon from Loveville Produce Auction

     

    Check out our menus and look for "Maryland Grown" to see when the above local produce is offered.

    Food Fun Fact - How much produce do we eat?

    Our Local Farmers

    Baughers Orchards  

    Baughers Orchard & Farm Market is located three miles west of Westminster, Maryland, on the corner of Maryland Highway 140 and Baugher Road. According to the website, they are proud of thier long tradition as a family farm dating back to 1904. Over the years, the farm has grown to over 600 acres in production, with over 200 acres available for Pick Your Own Fruit. Visiting the farm looks like a great place for friends and family as they have a restaurant, petting zoo, playground, and much more. Visit their website at www.baughers.com for more information. 

    Chesapeake Greenhouse 

    Chesapeake Greenhouse is a local commercial greenhouse located in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. They grow 10 varieties of Lettuces and 9 types of Herbs. Their growing method is called Controlled Environment Agriculture (Hydroponics). Learn more about Chesapeake Greenhouse and hydroponics by visiting their website at http://www.wegrowlettuce.com/videos