Farm to School Procurement
Umpqua Valley Farm to School is the Regional Procurement Coordinator for Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network. We provide technical assistance to nutrition directors and staff, producers, and those involved in the Oregon Department of Education Farm to CNP Procurement program. Each month, we send an email about the Oregon Harvest of the Month item with availability from farms in our region. We also send periodic emails with availability of other products that farms have abundance of and would like to sell to schools. To be added to our Procurement list, send us an email.
Umpqua Valley Farm to School piloted a Plant a Row program with local farms in 2021 where schools partnered with local farms to plan ahead for planting and ordering. Planning is essential when working with local producers to ensure the quantities that schools need. Contact us to find producers to work with, and check out our video for tips!