May 18th, 2011
Royal City area
To register: www.centralwafarmtoschooltour.eventbrite.com
June 13th, 2011
To register: www.spokanefarmtoschooltour.eventbrite.com
These farm tour and kitchen skills workshops allows farmers and school nutrition directors the opportunity to spend a day networking and learning about the environments in which the others work, with the intent to build on-going relationships that will allow farms to access institutional markets and school nutrition directors to feature more Washington-grown produce.
Participants will start by visiting two farms that use diverse production methods to grow a variety of crops, then they'll share an on-farm meal made with farm-fresh produce, and then move to a local School District's central kitchen. At that point farmers and nutrition staff will divide into two break-out groups: one for farmers, focused on market access and development; and the other for nutrition staff to prepare 4-6 recipes that comply with USDA standards for school lunch menu planning, and feature farm-fresh Washington-grown produce.
Click here for more information or call 206-256-6151.