Program Highlights Since 2013:

$35M+ Locally Sourced Foods Into The Midwest Economy Since 2013
784+ Farm-Identified Local Serves Menued
202,125,000M+ Local Meals Served
131+ serves of NAE poultry from Miller Farms
193 Classroom Visits By Farmers

FEBRUARY 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.

January cps LOCAL SERVE

Product Served: Butternut Squash, Arbre Farms, Walkerville, MI

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

Arbre Farms, Walkerville, MI

Established in 2009, Arbre Farms is based in the heart of Western Michigan's vegetable country, 240 miles from Chicago. Arbre produces over 15 locally-grown vegetables (both conventional and organic) for sale, like carrots, peppers, asparagus, and squash.

November 18th Farm Visit Photos

The Farmer In My Lunchline November Video


Reporting Highlights Of the 2019-20 School Year:

$5.9M+ In Local Spend as of December 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 December 31, 2019
Local NAE Poultry from Miller Farms was used for Rotisserie Chicken, BBQ Chicken and Jerk Chicken Drumsticks
Fresh Serves have included Roasted Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Confetti Salad, Roasted Beets and Carrots, Cabbage Slaw and Roasted Red Quartered Potatoes
Farmers have visited the classroom throughout the fall, averaging 3 schools per visit and 3 classrooms per school
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 below.