Apple Festival

The Inter-lakes School District Food Service Program, managed by Café Services, Inc. has partnered with Picnic Rock Farms through NH Farm to Schools to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables into the districts school lunch program. Thursday October 21st was Apple Festival in the ILES lunch room. Picnic Rock Farms (formerly Longview Farm) located in Meredith brought in 5 varieties of local apples for students to pick from for their bag lunch day. Varieties included; Macintosh, Cortland, Empire and Macoun from Cardigan Mountain Orchards in Alexandria, and Golden Delicious from McCewan Orchards in Meredith. Picnic Rock Farms land was mostly apple orchards dating back to the mid 1800’s and has gradually turned to vegetable farming over the years.