Franklin Pierce Students visit the farm

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FRANKLIN PIERCE SCHOOL DISTRICT — Midland Elementary School 5th graders visited the Franklin Pierce School District farm at 96th and Waller Road on Tuesday, September 27th. They learned about farming, harvested potatoes and carrots, and even got to taste some of the carrots after the carrots were washed in the new washing stations that were installed over the summer using grant funds.

Additional produce recently harvested includes peppers, tomatoes, beets, peas, and apples.

Three district elementary schools have recently visited the farm to learn about agriculture. Over 1,500 pounds of fresh fruit and produce, harvested by students and volunteers, will be incorporated into school meals from Tuesday’s “produce pick-up.”

Also, some of this season’s harvest will be donated to the seniors at the Mid-County Community Center behind Central Avenue Elementary School.

Franklin Pierce School District is one of the few districts in Washington State that have this kind…

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