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Program Highlights Since 2013:

$15M+ Locally Sourced Foods Into The Midwest Economy Since 2013
600+ Farm-Identified Local Serves Menued
150M+ Local Meals Served
100+ serves of NAE poultry from Miller Farms
120 Classroom Visits By Farmers

September 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.

september cps farm visitor

Matt Floming from Neumiller Farms, Savanna, IL

Product Served: Potatoes

Neumiller Farms mission is to produce a healthy and safe food product and maintain good ethics. We are a family owned and operated farm and plan to ensure this opportunity for several generations to come. Neumillers strives to be good stewards of the farm land and all natural resources, with the goal to produce high quality products.
Always building on our long standing strong reputation in our farming community, we will continue to grow our farm and our business to ensure long term success for the family and employees alike.

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Videos of farm visits are posted here monthly. Look for the first video of the year after the September 19th farm visit!

REPORTING

Reporting Highlights Of the 2017-18 School Year:

$3.9M+ In Local Spend
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 for a total of 30 schools
Frozen local green beans, corn, carrots and fruit were used innovatively in recipes including Succotash, Corn Elotes, Italian Green Bean Salad and Yogurt Parfaits
Fresh produce serves included Curried Cauliflower and Green Beans, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Harvest Medley (sweet potato, turnip and beet), Fresh Carrot Coins with Dip, Kale Slaw and Roasted Vesuvio Potatoes
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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