Increasing K-12 access to fresh vegetables: Three Girls and a Tractor

One strategy to reduce childhood obesity is to increase fresh fruits and vegetables in schools. While farm to school programs have popped up and expanded to help in this endeavor, it can be difficult for schools to know where to source locally grown foods. Moreover, most regions of the U.S. don’t have enough local farmers who can produce what’s needed. Recognizing the gap between the need and the demand, Missouri Farm to School has been working to increase communication and form partnerships between schools and farmers.

One family now partnering with schools and groups in central/eastern Missouri is the Kopmanns. Also known as Three Girls and Tractor, the Kopmanns are from Marthasville, Mo., and have grown their small vegetable farm to not only provide for their family, but other schools and groups, too.

Through Missouri Farm to School, the HCRC was excited to collaborate on this video with Cooperative Media and spend time with such a fun family, and we’re thrilled to report that the video was awarded a Telly.

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