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Organic Veggies Glossary

Please see below for information on the benefits that organic vegetables provide. Organic Veggies

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Call for Proposals: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, June 2-4, 2016, Madison, WI

Save the date for the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, a biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network that will convene more than 1,500 people working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. 124 more words



Alas, even when our carrots survived the resident groundhog and deergate 2k15, we still had to get rid of our crop. We started noticing that carrot leaves were turning red and brown, and that some of the stalks were breaking right off. 135 more words

New state laws boost farm to school in Louisiana

The first is Senate Bill 184 – the “Small Purchase Threshold” bill. Up until now, any food purchase a school made larger than $30,000 was subject to a complicated bidding process, known as a “formal bid.” This made it difficult for schools to get seasonal and local foods because the process is often challenging for smaller-scale, local farmers. 88 more words

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Great Lakes Apple Crunch Day is October 22 at DASD

Update – October 23, 2015:  Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch Day was a success at DeForest Area School District! Students and staff were excited to crunch into their McIntosh apples from Lapacek’s Orchard to celebrate National Food Day and our collaboration with the farm to school program. 122 more words

DeForest Area School District

October is Farm to School Month in Nebraska

The Center for Rural Affairs is celebrating Farm to School Month by hosting three webinars filled with useful information for school staff and farmers and ranchers interested in starting or expanding Farm to School programs in their communities. 647 more words


Operation Wholesome School Lunch

 “I’m allergic to zucchini!”

Such a proclamation by school children is among their more creative defenses against recognizable garden vegetables. Instead of a daily dose of sugary industrial cereal for breakfast, Lopez students are now confronted with hot steaming chocolate muffins with (mostly) clandestine zucchini from the school’s “lunch ladies.” At lunch, yellow squash might disguise itself among the company of mac & cheese. 1,787 more words