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From Farm to School in Sunny Sunnyvale
by Farmer John's Friend
Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 11:50 PM
Farm to School programs are gaining popularity in the San Francisco greater Bay Area. These programs connect schools with local farms to promote the of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias. The Raging Grannies came out on Labor Day to a farm tour Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, California; the Grannies sang songs about improving student nutrition, elder nutrition and supporting local small farmers.

Top photo: "Questions?" by F.J.F. Thanks to Emma Mae Hoag of CAFF (see http://www.caff.org) for telling the gathering about getting fresh and local foods from farms to schools.

This Food is Grown Here (tune: This Land is Your Land)
By Raging Grannies

This food was grown here, it tastes so yummy
It keeps us healthy, it fills our tummies
When it's grown local, we know it's safe and good
This food was grown for you and me

The food from these farms, is raised with lovin'
We can eat IT raw, or use an oven
Don't need no airplane, didn't use no fos-sil fuels
This food was grown for you and me

Let's thank our neighbors, who raised the food here
In Sunnyvale and, in Santa Clara
There in Sa-LI-nas, or close-by Wat-son-ville
This food was grown for you and me.
§Checkin' Out the Chickens at Full Circle Farm
by Farmer John's Friend Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 11:51 PM

§Farmer John
by Farmer John's Friend Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 11:51 PM

§Farmer John and (Granny) Farmer Jane
by Farmer John's Friend Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 11:51 PM

§Granny Shirley N Chickens
by Farmer John's Friend Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 11:51 PM

§more fun
by Farmer John's Friend Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 11:51 PM

Farm wear, overalls and a hat to keep off the sun for a young'un