Farm fresh food comes to Minn. schools

Schools also considering building greenhouse to provide produce.

March 5—During lunchtime, kids at Wadena, Minn., area schools may soon be eating food grown on nearby farms.

That’s because school officials have met with Arlene Jones, owner of foods distribution company Sprout, LLC. Jones, who also owns her own farm, “The Farm on St. Mathias,” visited Wadena on Feb. 22 to meet with both the food service supervisor and school nurse from Sebeka Schools, as well as the dean of M State, to discuss the possibility of bringing food from local farms to serve on campus.

The project would involve either an expansion of Sprout to cover the Wadena area or the formation of a similar local organization.