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Students shuck 1,300 ears of corn for locally-sourced lunch

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JOHNSON CITY(WBNG) -- Some Johnson City students got to work shucking thousands of ears of corn.

Students were in the kitchen at Johnson City Elementary School on Wednesday to shuck 1,300 ears of corn.

It's part of a school meal program called New York Thursdays, which partners local businesses and farms with schools.

The goal is to introduce students to fresh farm-to-table foods and promote a healthy lifestyle.

"We're taking raw product and cooking it on site, versus opening a box of product that is either processed or precooked and reheating," said Paul Cerasaro, School Lunch Supervisor at Johnson City Elementary School "We're getting a healthier product, a lot more attractive-looking product."

The corn was provided by Catskill Cattle in Deposit and will be served with lunch on Thursday.

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