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May 1, 2017 - Cleveland Magazine

"It’s weird to love something so much but not be able to describe exactly what we love about it. We tell our friends — or really anyone who will listen — to the point of annoyance that they need to try the Plum Cafe & Kitchen in Ohio City. 

“What kind of place is it?” they ask. “Just really awesome food,” we reply as we list the amazingly unusual dishes — creamed spelt with spruce tips, crispy chicken feet, smoked fish dip with a raw quail egg yolk — that we’ve consumed there since it opened last May. "

March 17, 2017 - Tribune Chronicle

"Eating healthy and exercising was the message students at McGuffey PK-School shared with state legislators and representatives from the Trumbull Agriculture Center who visited the schools as part of the ”Farm to Table” initiative.

Marie Economos, family and consumer sciences extension educator and county extension director at Ohio State University extension, said the school’s food service staff and students shared with visiting legislators about the positive health changes within the school environment..."

March 23, 2016 -

"Not all school lunches are created equally. Though the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 incentivizes schools to follow new portion, nutrition, and serving guidelines, not every school in the country participates..."

October 15, 2014 -

"SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Greenview Elementary fifth grader Hana Naghmouchi says the First Lady is just like a "normal mom."

Naghmouchi and her peers Myla Montgomery, Arthur Bargainer, Rhegina Gullate and Paul Miozzi spent the afternoon with Michelle Obama Tuesday at the White House's annual fall harvest. Students from five schools that participate in the federal Farm to Fork program were invited..."

October 13, 2014 -

"Greenview Elementary students are visiting the White House Tuesday, and not for a typical Washington field trip.

First Lady Michelle Obama has invited five fifth graders to harvest vegetables, cook and eat with her. The district and five others that participate in the USDA's Farm to Fork program were chosen."

November 26, 2013 -

"LYNDHURST, Ohio -- The South Euclid-Lyndhurst school district is one of 71 in the country to receive a federal grant grant to continue to serve fresh produce to students at lunchtime.

The district expects to receive $92,000 in Farm to School grant money to buy cafeteria equipment including a walk-in freezer, chiller, salad spinners and a vacuum packaging machine..."

May 22, 2013 - WKBN

"At Red Basket Farm in Kinsman, Floyd Davis tends to newly planted tomatoes in his high-tunnel greenhouse. The structure looks like a conventional greenhouse, but Davis said you can grow plants in the soil.

“The same as we do in the field, it’s not heated and it’s naturally ventilated,” said Davis.

The greenhouse allows Davis to grow produce year-round."

April 24, 2013 -

"The Cuyahoga County Board of Health's Farm to School partnership received the 2013 Model Practice Award from the National Association of County & City Health Officials for the Students Eating Locally (SEL) project.

The board partnered with South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District (SELCSD) and Red Basket Farm on the project starting with the 2010-2011 school year.

The goal of the Farm to School partnership is to increase the availability of locally-grown fruits and vegetables for students on their daily lunch menu..."