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Toffolon Massimiliano, left of River Falls, and Davis Barnes of Beldenville pack apples at Circle K Orchard. Circle K owner Wilson Mills said he sends 120 bushels of apples each week to the four school districts, including River Falls through the Farm to School program. The latter is an initiative dedicated to bringing healthy, local foods to children’s plates. (Submitted photo)

Going local: Farm to School plucks apples

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, the old saying goes. And River Falls School District officials certainly hope the apples it provides students this year help keep them healthy.

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The 2013-14 school year marks the first time Chartwells, the school district food service provider has contracted with an area farmer — Circle K Orchard’s Wilson Mills — to provide produce for students’ lunches.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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