Farm to school
The Farm to School Program is a grant funding program through the USDA that aims to support the procurement of locally produced ingredients in school meals. Over 7,000 schools participate in this program nationwide, reaching more than 2.5 million children. Hood River School District’s Nutrition Services department received a $30,000 biennial grant in 2019 through the Oregon Farm to School Network. With support from local farmers and producers, The Gorge Grown Network and the OSU extension, we have been able to build relationships with vendors providing ingredients that are grown or processed here in Oregon.
The Farm to School Grant allows us to buy local foods that are grown or processed in the State of Oregon. Items that we serve that are farm to school are: ground beef, granola, chicken apple sausages, tamales, corn tortillas, yogurt, winter squash, frozen berries, apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, cherries, dried apples/pears, carrots, cauliflower, fingerling potatoes, rainbow carrot bunches, green peppers, and snap beans.
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