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Program Highlights Since 2013:

$20M+ Locally Sourced Foods Into The Midwest Economy Since 2013
765+ Farm-Identified Local Serves Menued
192,375,000M+ Local Meals Served
128+ serves of NAE poultry from Miller Farms
193 Classroom Visits By Farmers

DeCEMBER Local Serve dates

Local sourcing is subject to weather and other unforseen circumstances that can affect farm inventory and the availability of local. Please check back for updates.

November cps LOCAL SERVE

Product Served: Roasted Beets & Carrots, Horkey Brothers Farms, Dundee, MI

Farmer: Cliff McConville, All Grass Farms, Dundee, IL

Horkey Brothers Farms, Dundee, MI

Horkey Brothers have been growing fresh fruits and vegetables in southeast Michigan for five generations. They are located in Dundee, Michigan which is half way between Ann Arbor, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, and is 245 miles from Chicago. They grow potatoes, sweet corn, cabbage, peppers, and hard squash.

November 18th Farm Visit Photos

The Farmer In My Lunchline November Video

REPORTING

Reporting Highlights Of the 2019-20 School Year:

$3M+ In Local Spend as of October 31, 2019
Local served to all CPS students at all schools 12x per month on average
Frozen local green beans, corn, carrots, fresh potatoes, apples and ABF whole muscle chicken (drumsticks) have been menued regularly through October 31, 2019
Local NAE Poultry from Miller Farms was used for Rotisserie Chicken, BBQ Chicken and Jerk Chicken Drumsticks

Reporting Highlights Of the 2018-19 School Year:

$16.4M+ In Local Spend as of June 30, 2019
Local served to all CPS students at all schools 12x per month on average
Farmers visited the classroom each month, averaging 3 schools per visit and 3 classrooms per school
Frozen local green beans, corn, carrots, fresh potatoes, apples and ABF whole muscle chicken (drumsticks) have been menued regularly through June 30, 2019
Fresh produce serves include cabbage and carrot slaw, the Apple Crunch, roasted potatoes and fresh ginger carrot coins
Local NAE Poultry from Miller Farms was used for Thai Chili Chicken, BBQ Chicken and Lemon Rosemary Chicken Drumsticks
Three large vendors converted their processing practices to either state or farm identify product for CPS. Our thanks to Peterson Farms, McCain and Seneca Foods.
Reporting is generated monthly on local spend by farm, product, pound procured and monthly spend. If you would like further details please contact us:

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