School district wins award


A 2015 Golden Radish Award will be given to the Fayette County Public School System’s School Nutrition Department for featuring Georgia-grown items on its menus.
Georgia’s Golden Radish Award recognizes school districts for all aspects of farm to school — from local food procurement, to hosting taste tests, to gardening with students. Gold, silver and bronze radishes are awarded to school systems with varying levels of farm to school programs. Fayette’s award is at the bronze level.
Awards will be given at the Golden Radish Award Ceremony Oct. 7 at the State Capitol in Atlanta. Fayette is among 39 school systems in the state that will receive an award, which is presented by the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Public Health, and Georgia Organics.