During lunch, 4th grade students and their teachers stayed in the cafeteria, which was surrounded by fall decorations and a table full of local apples and cider. Students were first introduced to Bowe’s distinguished guests, including Mayor Kos, Superintendent Rege, Assistant Superintendent Clark, Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture John Lebeaux, Mary Jordan of the Department of Agriculture, John Moriarty a representative from Senator Humason’s office, and Chicopee Food Service Director, Joanne Lennon. They then listened attentively to FoodCorps Service Member, Greta Shwachman, who explained the benefits of farm to school on our health, our environment, and our local economy. Following this speech, Massachusetts Commissioner of Agricultural, John Lebeaux, presented Chicopee with a special proclamation to celebrate their outstanding work in farm to school. Then, it was time to let the countdown begin….