US (WI): Aquaponically-grown lettuce donated to schools

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, on Monday, October 15th, Nelson and Pade donated over one hundred heads of fresh, aquaponically-grown lettuce to the Westfield, Montello and Princeton public school districts. The lettuce is Certified Naturally Grown and is grown in Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems at Nelson and Pade’s greenhouse facility in Montello, WI.


Carol (right) with Montello School District, accepting their complimentary lettuce delivery from Nelson and Pade team member, Kate (left).

This is the fourth year in a row that Nelson and Pade has celebrated National Farm to School Month by sharing their lettuce with the 10 public schools located in the Westfield, Montello and Princeton School Districts. Students, teachers and administrators have expressed their sincere pleasure in receiving this lettuce to be served in the school lunch program. The lettuce grown at Nelson and Pade is produced year round and is available at their onsite farm stand as well as local grocery stores, restaurants and hospitals.


Lettuce grown in a large commercial Clear Flow Aquaponics System at Nelson and Pade, in Montello, WI.

Nelson and Pade helps people get started and become successful in aquaponic food production by providing training, proven systems and long-term grower support. To date, people from 109 countries and all 50 U.S. states have traveled to Montello to attend Nelson and Pade’s 3-day Aquaponics Master Class.

For more information:
Nelson and Pade
608-297-8708
www.aquaponics.com

 



National Farm to School Program
www.farmtoschool.org


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