Keeping It Fresh

Stan Walker and Brian Sheilds from Franz Bakery help serve lunch to Clear Lake students on Oregon Harvest Day.

All Bethel school lunches today were made with products produced in Oregon, most from our area, and some from our own Bethel Farm.

Bethel’s school lunches feature locally grown, fresh and tasty foods every day, but Oregon Harvest Day makes sure that all the products are from Oregon.

Students at Clear Lake Elementary were served by growers, farmers and bakers, including representatives from Franz Bakery, Emerald Fruit and Produce, Childers Meat, Camas Country Mill, and Lochmead Dairy.

The district’s Bethel Farm provided fresh squash, tomatoes, peppers, kale, and garlic.

Here’s the menu for Oregon Harvest Day.

Bethel already has a reputation as one of the state’s leaders in serving fresh, locally grown food in its school meals, and will present its secrets to success to districts from around the state next month at the Oregon School Boards Association conference.

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