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Ellensburg Farm To School Networking Meeting

April 1, 2:30 to 4:30pm

Hal Holmes Community Center,     209 North Ruby Street,     Ellensburg

Do you have questions about how to sell to schools?

Please join us for an informational networking meeting with regional School Food Service Directors hosted by WSFFN's Farm to School program and funded by a USDA Farm to School grant.Download a flyer

  • Come and meet regional school food service directors
  • Find out what they would like to buy locally
  • Take advantage of peer-to-peer networking about selling to schools
  • Pick up valuable Farm to School resources
  • Learn about any vendor requirements for selling to schools
  • Refreshment provided by Vinman's Bakery
  • FREE Registration at

More information Contact: Joan Qazi,,     #509-881-9182

You are cordially invited to a 
Fundraising Reception for our

Farm to School Program

Monday, April 20, 2015
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
The Governor's Mansion



Find Taste Wa Day photos on our Facebook page

Click here for a copy of the Taste WA Day Congressional record.

Additional Taste WA Day Resources:Taste WA Booklet Cover

Taste Washington Day Booklet: Joan Qazi, our Central Washington coordinator assembled a Taste Washington Day Booklet to help school kids understand what Taste Washington Day is. Click here for a pdf of the booklet

that you are welcome to download and print.

Assembling Taste WA Map


Taste Washington 4' by 6' Wall Map: WSFFN created a 6' by 4' TASTE WASHINGTON wall map that can be hung in cafeterias to help kids understand the connection between the meal they are eating at school and where it was grown, and the farmers that grew it. Maps can be purchased from WSFFN. Contact for more information.



WSDA's  Farm to School Taste Washington Day  website.  There is a wonderful array of resources available from templates for signage to recipes to table tents!  Check it out!

Fresh Food in Schools Video highlights Network's three year farm to school project


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Click here to watch our Fresh Food in Schools 7 minute video.

Fresh Food in School video summary

A School's Guide to Purchasing Washington Grown Food is available from WSFFN and WSDA. The guide clarifies today’s rules about how to apply a geographic preference in school food purchases and help school districts increase their use of Washington-grown food in accordance with rules and regulations at all levels of government.In the guide you will find information about:

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  • Regulations governing school food purchases
  • USDA's Geographic Preference Option
  • Washington State school food purchasing laws and using the Geographic Preference Option
  • A step-by-step chart to purchase Washington grown foods
  • Developing vendor qualifications, specifications and preferences to source Washington-grown
  • Guidance and sample language for Washington-grown purchasing and wellness policies
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