Durango School District 9-R

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Farm to School

Durango 9-R Student Nutrition Services is committed to enhancing our students' education by providing nutritious and delicious meals with pride. Our successful Farm to School program helps support our area's farmers while fulfilling our goal to serve fresh, wholesome school meals.

How it works: The District establishes contracts with local farmers who then provide fruits, vegetables, and beef. When available, our students are eating locally grown mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, zucchini, squash, carrots, herbs, onions, cherry tomatoes, and radishes.  The 2017/2018 Farm to School bid is due by 2:00 pm on February 28, 2017.

Farmers: After you have reviewed the information provided in the documents linked below, if you have questions feel free to contact Student Nutrition Services Supervisor Krista Garand at 970-259-1630, extension 2042, or via email FoodServices@durango.k12.co.us

Farm to School Beef Bid:  School districts in southwest Colorado are working together to purchase beef from Colorado Ranchers in order to bring healthier, sustainably produced and regionally sourced foods to our lunch programs.  The 2017/2018 Farm to School Beef Bid is due by 2:00 pm on May 22, 2017.

Ranchers: After you have reviewed the information provided in the documents linked below, if you have questions feel free to contact Student Nutrition Services Supervisor Krista Garand at 970-259-1630, extension 2042, or via email FoodServices@durango.k12.co.us

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