Sussex Tech is proud to celebrate and support our state’s farmers. This October, marking National Farm to School Month, we want to thank the local farms that supply fresh fruits and vegetables for our students’ lunches. We buy apples, strawberries, sweet corn, watermelon and cantaloupes from Delmarva farms, among other items. Our menus are planned out by Child Nutrition Services Coordinator Andrew Hade, a registered dietitian.

Farmer Tom Smith of T.S. Smith & Sons of Bridgeville makes a delivery of apples to Sussex Technical High School.
Farmer Tom Smith of T.S. Smith & Sons of Bridgeville makes a delivery of apples to Sussex Technical High School.

One Sussex County farm we buy from is T.S. Smith & Sons of Bridgeville, which supplies apples and melons. Tom Smith, one of three brothers who owns the 111-year-old family farm, makes deliveries every Tuesday during season, accompanied by his dog, Greedy.

You can learn more about Delaware’s Farm to School efforts at the Delaware Department of Agriculture, including the connections and resources the state provides to help students get access to healthy, nutritious, fresh foods.

 

Apples delivered by T. S. Smith & Sons of Bridgeville to Sussex Technical High School.
Apples delivered by T. S. Smith & Sons of Bridgeville to Sussex Technical High School.
Greedy, Tom Smith's dog, accompanies him on deliveries.
Greedy, Tom Smith’s dog, accompanies him on deliveries.