It might surprise you to know that there are 7,500 different apple varieties around the globe and 2,500 in the US alone.
Now it’d be impossible to try them all, but today at Homer Community School, kindergartners are sampling several apple varieties grown locally in Siouxland.
The goal is to help them learn more about the fruits they eat and where they come from.
“I think it’s really important to show that farmers market items can bring a lot of good things to schools. Experience, so knowledge, educate the little kids. Where everything comes from. It’s just an all around good thing for everyone,” said Lunchtime Solutions worker, Kassi Schmier.
Hebda’s apples are served as part of Lunchtime Solutions’ monthly Farmers Market Selections program, which introduces students to locally grown produce that they get to eat for lunch.
The food is accompanied by education about the fruit or vegetable and information about the local grower.