From Farm(ers) To School
They’re the ones who grew it, and they’re the ones who dished it out.
Local farmers, ranchers and distributors served lunch to students at Meadow View School as part of Oregon Harvest Day. All Bethel’s school lunches consisted solely of products from Oregon farms, dairies, growers, flour mills and companies.
The lunches included Bartels beef (Eugene), Tillamook cheese (Tillamook, of course), Franz Bakery bread (Glenwood), Lochmead Dairy milk (Junction City), Truitt Brothers beans (Salem), Satterstrom Farms grapes (Cottage Grove), Camas Country Mill flour in the cookies (Eugene), Montecucco Farms squash (Canby), Creative Growers carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and parsley (Noti), Cascade Pacific Farms radishes (Troutdale), and Yamhill County mushrooms (Yamhill).
The kids loved it, the farmers were deservedly proud, and the food was outstanding, pretty much what Bethel’s Nutrition Services Department provides every day.
It’s further evidence why Bethel is the recognized leader in the use of fresh, locally grown food in school lunches.