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Fresh fruit and produce rules in local schools

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WENATCHEE — Remember those school lunches of fish sticks, instant mashed potatoes and mushy Army-green stringbeans out of the can? Maybe not. Some things are better forgotten.

Kids are eating better these days and the Farm to School Program is playing an important part. Wednesday was the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Taste Washington Day, so many school cooks spiced up their menus with an extra helping of local produce.

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