WFISD introducing farm-to-table program - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

WFISD introducing farm-to-table program

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Wichita Falls ISD and Chartwells K-12 are partnering with local farmers to bring produce to the schools.

Becky and Jimmy Morath have owned Morath Orchard for more than 30 years.

Now, they are feeding students in WFISD.

"They are eager for whatever we can grow," said Becky Morath.  "They are ready to buy it and try it and keep us going."

This week, the district and Chartwells K-12 announced they will team up with local farmers to bring in fresh produce to the schools.

Marketing specialist, Marci Spruiell, said they wanted to keep up with what is popular.

"The growing trend of farm-to-table it really important to be able to bring in locally-sourced produce for our students," said Spruiell.  "They are very retail savvy.  They like to go out to eat at restaurants.  I think that it is important that we bring that to our students so that they can see what local food is."

Morath hopes this will introduce students to new things.

"We have purple, yellow, and orange carrots to offer," said Morath.  "That may be something that the kids haven't seen before."

"We are very excited to let them discover these kinds of vegetables that they might not get to eat," said Spruiell.

Morath wants to see the plan WFISD has put into place set an example for others.

"I look for our area smaller schools to kind of be looking at Wichita Falls and seeing how this is doing," said Morath.  "I look for them and try to implement some of this stuff."

The program will roll out February 6 at Booker T. Washington Elementary.

The district hopes to spread out to more schools soon.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All Rights Reserved.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

    As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:11:29 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:12:16 GMT
    Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came...

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.

  • The Latest: Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

    The Latest: Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:21:50 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:12:03 GMT
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Kelly Clarkson arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.

    Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

    Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

  • 'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:11:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:11:56 GMT
    (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...(Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

Powered by Frankly