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Lyle Lundstrum hand plants onions last week at the Lundstrum Vegetables farm located north of Bird Island in Renville County. Schools can support the local foods economy by being more flexible to accommodate the needs of local growers, he said, adding that too many young people are unaware of where their food comes from and just how wonderful fresh raised goods really can taste. Lundstrum plants vegetables with his wife, Pam, top, seen last week while planting potatoes. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Demand grows for local produce in Minn. schools, but a recipe is needed for the supply side challenges

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OLIVIA -- You can lead a child to locally raised broccoli, and they will eat and enjoy it.

Just ask food service directors Laurie Milbrandt of the Redwood Area Schools or Margaret Flemming with the BOLD School District.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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