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    ***Check out the recent spotlight on MHASD Farm to School! Thelunchbox.org is an organization who helped donate six salad bars to MHASD Schools! The article "Mount Horeb Serves Up Local!" is an article about our program!***
     
    ***MHASD Farm to School featured in the Isthmus!***
     
     
    MOUNT HOREB FARM TO SCHOOL
     

     Over the past decade, the Farm to School movement has exploded across the United States. According to the National Farm to School Network (NFSN), an estimated 5.7 million students in 12,429 schools benefited from Farm to School during the 2011-2012 school year, and close to $13 million was spent on local products in schools.

     

    What does Mount Horeb do for Farm to School??

    -We purchase most of our salad bar veggies from Becker Family Farms in DeForest, WI and also receive fresh vegetables from Vermont Valley Community Farm (VVCF) in Blue Mounds, WI. We also get most of our carrots for our salad bars through the entire school year from Crossroads Community Farm in Cross Plains, WI. Our pears come from Tippy Top Organic Fruit in Dodgeville, WI through October and all of our fresh, whole apples come from Munchkey Apples in Mount Horeb, WI through the fall.

     -We make every effort to purchase local when possible.

    -Watch the school menus for featured local products throughout the school year.

     

    If you would like to get involved by volunteering or being on a committee, please contact Michelle Denk, Food Service Director, 437-2400 ext 7065, denkmichelle@mhasd.k12.wi.us. Also, “like” us on Facebook to follow our activities.

     

     

    FARM TO SCHOOL MISSION
     
    Our mission is to bring healthy, local food to school to benefit our children and our community.  By connecting our schools with local farms, we can:
    • serve healthy food (especially fruits and vegetables) in school cafeterias, 
    • support local farmers and the local economy, and
    • provide nutrition, health and agriculture education that promotes life-long, healthy food choices.

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