Celebrating Iowa Local Food Day

Yesterday, we celebrated Iowa Local Food Day across the District, serving local foods and supporting 14 area producers and businesses! We love connecting students to their food and the people who produce it. Below, you’ll see a list of the foods our students munched on with the help of local producers. Not all foods were available at all schools.
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Grape tomatoes, peppers, watermelons – Flint Ridge Farms
Yogurt – Country View Dairy
Watermelons – Hilltop Farms
Roasted root veggies, peas, corn – SnoPac
Apples – Deal’s Orchard
Hot sauce – Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce
Lettuce – Joyful Greens
Carrots – Rainbow Roots Farm
Black beans – Meadowlark Farm and Mill
Onions – Blue Gate Farm
Jalapenos – Z Farm (in Waukee)
Ranch and Italian dressing – Farmer’s Bootleg Salsa
Butternut squash – Lopata Gardens

Cheese curds – Picket Fence Creamery

A special shout out to FarmTable Procurement & Delivery for their services as a food hub to get us all this delicious food, and our Nutrition staff for preparing it for our students!