Students at Rocky Heights Elementary School got a special surprise with lunch last week — they got to sample purple potatoes, grown at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Children were polled to see how they liked the new food, with 294 kids voting that they liked the potatoes, 34 saying they were unsure, and 42 saying they didn’t like them.

OSU Extension’s Angie Treadwell said they are trying to do this at each school, exposing students to new and healthy foods, many of which are grown locally.


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