Click on each produce item below to learn more about where your food is grown!
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2016 DECEMBERS'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Kale & Apples
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2017 FEBRUARY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Strawberry
2017 MARCH'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Grapefruit & Hydro Bibb Lettuce
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The Fulton County School Nutrition Program has participated in the National Farm to School Initiative since 2011, offering all students access to locally and regionally grown fresh produce!
Each month, the School Nutrition Program works closely with a contracted produce distributor to find local or regional farmers to supply farm fresh fruits or vegetables to all school cafeterias! Since the beginning of the initiative, students have had access to farm fresh collard greens, cabbage, celery, kale, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, apples, oranges, watermelon, strawberries, and more!
Because the local and regionally grown produce is cultivated close to home it helps support our local farming economy, and takes less fuel to get to our cafeterias! Not only is the farm fresh produce good for the environment, but also great for our bodies! Check out your school cafeteria today to find out what is being served farm fresh!
The 2020 Vision for School Nutrition is a joint, collaborative initiative between the Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Public Health. The 2020 Vision was launched in late 2015 with this initiative aim: By the start of the 2020 school year, at least 20% of the required menu components for the student meal will be comprised of Georgia grown products. In addition, at least 20% of the schools in Georgia will be challenged to have at least 50% of the required menu components for the student meal comprised of Georgia grown products.
Fulton County Schools was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs.
2016 Golden Radish Award GOLD level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2015 Golden Radish Award SILVER level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2014 Golden Radish Award SILVER level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2013 Golden Radish Award Recognition by Georgia Department of Agriculture
2012 Georgia Department of Education's Best Practice Award Winner for Farm to School
Pictured left to right Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, State School Superintendent
Richard Woods, School Nutrition Coordinator of Menus & Wellness Ruth Taylor, Chef Reggie Sloan,
Executive School Nutrition Director Alyssia Wright, Deputy Superintendent Patrick Burke,
Chattahoochee High School Cafeteria Manager Anne Prianti, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black,
and Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls at the 2016 Golden Radish Award Ceremony.
In the Spring of 2014, Fulton County School Nutrition Program's Alpharetta High School's kitchen was selected to be a Georgia Grown Test Kitchen by the Georgia Department of Agriculture! In School Year 2014-2015, the Alpharetta High School kitchen tested recipes using Georgia grown ingredients for students to taste test!