JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Students in 11 Rhode Island communities will have access to local produce when they eat their lunches this school year.

School lunch provider Sodexo is partnering with Pezza Farm in Johnston, which will grow vegetables and fruits for schools on 15 acres of land.

Sodexo says managers from across the state will get a tour of the farm Tuesday.

The company says it's part of an effort to use fresh, local food while providing healthy meals for students.

The company provides lunches in Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Cumberland, Exeter, West Greenwich, Foster, Glocester, Pawtucket, West Warwick and Woonsocket.