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Farmers wanted for Taste Washington Day coming up Oct. 2

Sep 5th, 2019 | Category: News

STATE – Taste Washington Day is a day for school districts around the state to celebrate Farm to School and local agriculture. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, or another day in October, nutrition services staff, school gardeners, teachers, administrators, and volunteers all over Washington serve school meals with local ingredients, and do activities to help children learn about farms. Farmers can sign up to join the list of participating farms for Taste Washington Day. WSDA Farm to School also sends a list of farms that have signed up to the schools, and helps with local food procurement by matching farms and schools, finding farmers to participate in school events, or other logistics.

This annual celebration was cooked up by the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) with support from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Child Nutrition Services to promote locally grown food served in school meals. Taste Washington Day serves as Washington State’s kick-off for the month-long celebration of National Farm to School Month in October. For more information about Taste Washington Day, see https://agr.wa.gov/farmtoschool/.

 

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