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Harvest of the Month

What is "Harvest of the Month" and why is "Farm to School" important?
Each month, we purchase fresh produce from local farms to serve to our students at lunch. Many of the fruits and veggies offered are unfamiliar to students. We take pride in giving students the opportunity to try something new and create excitement about eating fruits and veggies! Each month look for information on the featured Harvest of the Month item including nutrition, fun facts and the farmer that grew it.
 
Farm to School is important because:
  • It showcases Washington agriculture
  • Students develop a personal connection with their food by learning how it grows and about the farm that grew it
  • It helps foster lifelong healthy habits
  • It connects the school with the local community