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It’s harvest week in Brookline, which means schools are featuring local foods on their menus.


Pierce School students have lunch. Sept. 20, 2011. — Kate Flock

It’s September in New England, which means country fairs, colorful foliage, and sesame noodle salad with edamame, a side of red bliss fries and fresh melon.

Wait what?

That’s right: For the last five years September also means Harvest Week in the Brookline schools

“We’re just kind of featuring local foods in at least one of the meals we offer the students every day this week,” said Kate Janish, the acting administrative assistant in Brookline’s food services department. “It’s a really good movement to try and get more healthy stuff on the menus.”

Learn more about her work here.

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