Farm to School is a national movement sparked by the desire to bring better nutrition to American children. By sourcing fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, and other farm products, kids are receiving the fresh, nutrient dense food that they deserve! School districts that buy locally find that they help boost their community's economy, AND their budgets are met.
In partnership with leading Central Coast school districts, Farm to School is working toward streamlined ordering processes, field trips, nutrition education, and/or virtual events. School districts who are interested in learning more about the numerous benefits of Farm to School, follow below!
On the Central Coast, healthy, rich agriculture provides school districts many choices for their kitchens. With San Luis Coastal Unified School District's leadership, participation from districts is ever increasing. Farm to School Central Coast is here to help! We work with districts to understand how to streamline purchasing and simplify ordering, delivery, and pricing complexities.
Vendor Response Sheet - This document can be used when considering purchasing from a new vendor.
Product Availability Calendar- This document is used to collect information from farmers that is then shared with school districts. It can be used to plan orders, menus and/or take home pantry boxes for district meal programs.
Food Matters, San Luis Coastal Unified School District - navigate this page to understand where districts are already sourcing locally!
Questions or comments? Reach out to our Farm to School Coordinator today!