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Farm to School

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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 Revised 2022-2023 Invitation for Bid Farm-to-School Produce bid is posted below.  The Bid was revised on 4/15/22.  Bid Responses are due by 2:00 pm, May 20, 2022. 

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]

Farm to School Beef Bid:  The 2022-23 Invitation for Bid Farm-to-School Beef is posted below.  Bid Responses are due by 2:00 pm, April 22, 2022.  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.  

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

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