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Overcoming Barriers to Local Food Procurement:

Tuesday, May 19th (1:30-4:30pm) [click to see flyer]

This interactive workshop is for School Food Service Directors, Kitchen Managers,
and other interested School Food Service staff in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties.

Click here for registration


Check out Taste WA Day!

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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