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Produce from Local Farms Featured on Taste Washington Day

Collage of images showing kitchen staff, apples, pears and fresh potato salad

For a one-day farm to school event, Northshore Food Services will feature all Washington-grown produce in the garden bar at each of our schools for Taste Washington Day, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Students will enjoy a garden bar with fresh potato salad, apples, peaches, pears and other produce grown right here in Washington.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) are proudly partnering to feature Washington grown produce at schools across the state. The Farm to School program at WSDA helps to build relationships between schools and local farms. The program’s goal is to increase economic opportunities for farmers, while also educating students about the connections between their food and local community.

Please join us for “Taste Washington Day” to celebrate the bountiful produce of the season!

Featured Farms

  • Apples from Evans Fruit in Yakima
  • Red onions from Prosser, WA
  • Peaches from Sage Fruit Co. in Yakima
  • Celery from Sterino Farms in Puyallup
  • Potatoes from:
    • Balcom & Moe in Pasco
    • Harvest Fresh Produce Inc. in Othello
    • Wahluke Produce in Mattawa

Washington Food Facts

  • The top five food products in Washington are apples, milk, potatoes, beef and wheat. These products sell for a combined value greater than $5 billion each year!
  • There are over 35,500 farms in Washington and 7.5 million residents. If residents ate food only from Washington farms, each farm would need to feed 212 people.
  • Over 300 crops are grown in Washington.
  • Washington apples are sold in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries.
  • Washington grows more apples, sweet cherries, pears, concord grapes and red raspberries than any other state.

 

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