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Farm to School & Local Foods

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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. 

Farm to School Produce Bid:  The 2023-2024 Invitation for Bid Farm-to-School Produce bid is posted below.  Bid Responses are due by 2:00 pm, March 17, 2023. 

Farmers:  After reviewing the information provided in the documents linked below, if you have questions feel free to contact Director of Food & Nutrition Services, Matt Poling at 970-259-1630, extension 2042, or via email [email protected]

** New for School Year 2023-24: 

Durango 9-R has issued Invitations to Bid for Local Tortillas and Locally Crafted Taco and Burrito Meats.  The 2023-24 Invitations tor Bid are posted below.  Bid Responses for these two Bids are due by 2:00 pm, March 31, 2023.  


To open the following documents requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download here.

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