The Ridgway (PA) school district, a typical small rural system sitting in the middle of a community of small farms, recently held a successful local foods day at its schools. The event was highly successful, “really wonderful,” says Ridgway's foodservice director, Rena Urmann, RD. “We served Hamburg gravy made with beef from a local farm, blueberry muffins made with local berries and fresh corn on the cob, which was shucked by a group of 5th graders.” The goal of the event was to teach ...

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