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Program Highlights Since 2013:

$20M+ Locally Sourced Foods Into The Midwest Economy Since 2013
689+ Farm-Identified Local Serves Menued
166,375,000M+ Local Meals Served
116+ serves of NAE poultry from Miller Farms
170 Classroom Visits By Farmers

APRIL 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.

March cps farm visitor

Urban Farmer Harold Chapman

Product Served: Spinach and Beet Salad

Harold Chapman from visits CPS on March 20, 2019

The product served in March was a Spinach and Beet Salad. The beets were locally sourced!

The Farmer In My Lunchline March Video

REPORTING

Reporting Highlights Of the 2018-19 School Year:

$9.5M+ In Local Spend as of March 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 March 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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