Program Highlights Since 2013:

$20M+ Locally Sourced Foods Into The Midwest Economy Since 2013
712+ Farm-Identified Local Serves Menued
174,375,000M+ Local Meals Served
120+ serves of NAE poultry from Miller Farms
176 Classroom Visits By Farmers

JUNE 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.

MAY cps farm visitor


Product Served: Mango Pico de Gallo, Jicama, Grape Tomatoes, and Carrot, Cauliflower & Broccoli Blend

Fresh Attitudes Week at CPS, May 6-9, 2019

The Farmer In My Lunchline March Video


Reporting Highlights Of the 2018-19 School Year:

$11.2M+ In Local Spend as of April 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 April 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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