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Taste Washington Day set for Oct. 4

Sep 1st, 2017 | Category: News

STATE – Taste Washington Day is a day for school districts around the state celebrate Farm to School and local agriculture. On Oct. 4, or a day in October they choose, nutrition services, school gardeners, teachers, administrators, and volunteers all over Washington serve school meals with local ingredients and do activities to learn about the farms that feed us. This 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. School district food services sign up with WSDA Farm to School to participate. Farmers can also sign up to be a part of Taste Washington Day to offer to sell their products to schools and participate in school activities. WSDA Farm to School sends a list of farms that have signed up to schools, and helps with farm-direct purchases by matching farms and schools, finding farmers to speak at school events, or other logistics. For more information on Taste Washington Day, or to get help linking to your local school districts or farms, contact Chris Iberle, WSDA Farm to School coordinator, at ciberle@agr.wa.gov or 206-256-1874.

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