Farm to School Program
Durango and Southwest Colorado School Districts: Southwest Colorado
Institutional cafeterias serve millions of children and adults every day; due to purchasing restrictions, few serve locally grown food. Farm to School is a successful nationwide program that connects schools with nearby farmers with the goals of serving healthy meals, educating students about nutrition and supporting local growers. In Durango, Colorado, local farmers and ranchers have been providing farm-fresh foods on school breakfast and lunch plates since 2005.
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