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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Virginia Farm to School Programs


Virginia Farm to School Programs
(click the school division names to learn more)

Alexandria City Public Schools
Food Distribution System: Member of Shenandoah Buying Coop with Merchant's Grocery as prime vendor. All food and supplies are delivered to T.C. Williams HS, which is our central distribution facility...

Appomattox County Public Schools
Our school system has 4 schools with a total student enrollment of approximately 2,300 students. We go through the bidding process, but have no specific bid for produce. At this time, all produce is...

Arlington County Schools
The school system has a produce bid and each school orders for itself, off the system-wide bid. Some of the secondary schools are ordering produce off Prince William Co. bid. School system has 31 deli...

Augusta County Schools
The school system participates in the Blue Ridge Food Coop for purchasing. There are 21 schools & 1 alternative education site in the Augusta County system. A distributor services the system, based ...

Bath County Public Schools
Central purchasing is conducted for three sites (three schools). Each school has dry storage and refrigerated / freezer storage. Purchases are conducted weekly. The school system is not in a coop an...

Botetourt County Public Schools
The school system conducts centralized purchasing, billing, and centralized menus with some managers? choice menus. There are eleven schools in system. The system works with a distributor, including ...

Discovery Woods Garden Project

Floyd County Schools
Total Student Population: 2100 Food Distribution System: Joint bid with New River Valley SNP Cooperative, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Floyd County and City of Radford. Purchasing from local co...

Goochland County Public Schools
Total Student Population: 2400 Food Distribution System: Our food service department is currently participating in the DOD produce program. We are on a weekly delivery schedule. We do not have a spec...

Hanover County Public Schools
The school system uses a distributor(s) but does not have a specific produce bid. The system conducts some open market purchasing of produce. Each site places its own produce orders, based on need. De...

Harrisonburg City Public Schools
Total Student Population: 4,300 Food Distribution System: We currently purchase the majority of our produce through Standard Produce in Charlottesville. Standard does an excellent job of notifying u...

Henry County Schools
We currently receive produce deliveries 1-2 times per week, depending on the size of the school, and 4 schools will be participating for at least part of the year in the DoD program. Fresh fruits are...

Norfolk Public Schools
Number of Schools: 54 Total Student Population: 34,725 Food Distribution System: We have a central warehouse and that delivers to every school every day. Vendors only need to make one drop at the c...

Orange County Public Schools
Number of Schools: 9 Total Student Population: 5200 Distribution System: Sysco Foods. We also work with a local farmer as a vendor in our system with weekly deliveries to each location. ...

Pittsylvania County Public Schools
Central purchasing is conducted for 18 schools with deliveries made to each to each site. Each school has dry storage and refrigerated / freezer storage. The school system is purchasing fresh produce...

Prince William County Public School District
Number of Schools: 88 Total Student Population: 73,657 Food Distribution System: We are a centralized system that uses centralize menus and conducts centralized purchasing and billing. We have 1...

QCC FARMS!
QCC Farms! is an Urban Agriculture Project designed to engage low-wealth city residents in raising organically grown vegetables in underutilized green spaces, while providing nutritional and environme...

Richmond County Public Schools
Number of Schools: 3 schools Total Student Population: approximately 1200 Food Distribution System: Receive produce once a weekly from our regular distributor. Distributor is selected through a bid...

Roanoke County Public Schools
Number of Schools: 28 Total Student Population: 15,300 Food Distribution System: We are a centralized system that services 29 schools and 15,300 students. We bid using an ?all or nothing? approach...

Rockbridge County Public Schools
Number of Schools: 8 Total Student Population: 2798 Distribution System: Normally deliveries are made to individual schools by supplier. Other means are available by our maintenance department....

The Farm-to-Table Program at Rappahannock County Public Schools
The mission of the Rappahannock County Public Schools Farm to Table Program is to cultivate students who are good stewards of the earth and productive community members through classroom study of hort...

The House of Restoration
There is a central delivery site. The schools receives bulk of food from USDA with some outside purchasing of produce items, as need ed. The school provides breakfast and lunch to between 275-450 pu...

Virginia
Virginia’s Farm to School program is in the exploratory phase. By passing SJR 347 during the 2007 legislative session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of ...

Virginia Beach City Public Schools
The school system has a total attendance of 70,000 students. The system uses a main distributor but is permitted to make purchases outside of their main distributor. General food, snacks and beverages...

Westmoreland County Public Schools
As a part of our Wellness Policy and to support local growers and businesses we purchase locally grown produce in season whenever the cost of the produce is close to or the same as prices from our ven...

Williamsburg-James City County Schools
The school system has 14 schools with a total student enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. The system uses a main distributor, but has no specific bid for produce. Produce is purchased from ...


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