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In addition to the monthly featured items, ingredients in school meals are locally sourced whenever possible!

Click on each produce item below to learn more about where your food is grown!

2019 AUGUST'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Watermelon
2019 SEPTEMBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Apple
2019 OCTOBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Zucchini
2019 NOVEMBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Sweet Potatoes
2019 DECEMBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Hydro Bibb Lettuce
2020 JANUARY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Kale
2020 FEBRUARY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Strawberries
2020 MARCH'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:​
Grapefruit & Carrots
2019 APRIL'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:​
Squash
2019 MAY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:​
Cucumbers
Fulton County School Nutrition Farm To School

The Fulton County School Nutrition Program has participated in the National Farm to School Initiative since 2011, offering all students access to locally and regionally grown fresh produce!​

Each month, the School Nutrition Program works closely with a contracted produce distributor to find local or regional farmers to supply farm fresh fruits or vegetables to all school cafeterias! Since the beginning of the initiative, students have had access to farm fresh collard greens, cabbage, celery, kale, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, apples, oranges, watermelon, strawberries, and more!

Because the local and regionally grown produce is cultivated close to home it helps support our local farming economy, ​and takes less fuel to get to our cafeterias! Not only is the farm fresh produce good for the environment, but also great for our bodies! Check out your school cafeteria today to find out what is being served farm fresh!

Fulton County Schools was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school​​​​ programs.

Fulton County School Nutrition Golden Radish Award
Pictured left to right Richard Woods, State Superintendent, Kathleen E. Toomey, GA Dept. of Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer, Michael J. Martin, UGA Director of Extension County Operations, Alyssia Wright, Executive Director School Nutrition, Amy Jacobs, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner, and Joe Reynolds, Georgia Organics Board President at the 2019 Golden Radish Award Ceremony.
2019 Golden Radish Award PLATINUM ​​​​level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture​
2018 Golden Radish Award PLATINUM ​​​​level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture​
2017 Golden Radish Award PLATINUM ​​​​level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2016 Golden Radish Award GOLD level Recognition by GA Dept of Agricultu​​re
2015 Golden Radish Award SILVER level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2014 Golden Radish Award SILVER level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture

Fulton County School Nutrition Georgia Grown Test Kitchen
In the Spring of 2014, Fulton County School Nutrition Program's Alpharetta High School's kitchen was selected to be a Georgia Grown Test Kitchen by the Georgia Department of Agriculture! In School Year 2014-2015, the Alpharetta High School kitchen tested recipes using Georgia grown ingredients for students to taste test!

School Year 2018-2019 Featured Local Item Served Farm
August Peaches Jaemore Farms – Gainesville, GA
September Zucchini Southern Valley Farms - Norman Park, GA
October Apples Jimmy Nix & Sons’ – Hendersonville, NC
November Oranges Emerald Pack Co. – Orlando, FL Heller Bros. – Winter Garden, FL W.G. Roe & Sons – Winter Haven, FL
December Apples Jimmy Nix & Sons’ – Hendersonville, NC
January Tomatoes Lipman Produce – Immokalee, FL Flavor 1st – Mills River, NC
February Strawberries Hinton Farms – Dover, FL
March Hydro Bibb Lettuce StoneCreek Hydroponics – Hartwell, GA
April Squash Fresh Start – Homestead, FL Pexco Produce – Plant City, FL Voyager Farms – Parrish, FL
May Cucumbers Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable - Norman Park, GA
School Year 2019-2020 Featured Local Item Served Farm
August Watermelon Fresh-Pik Produce - Kenly, NC
September Apples Genuine Georgia - Fort Valley, GA | Jimmy Nix & Sons' - Hendersonville, NC
October Zucchini Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable - Norman Park, GA | Fresh Start Produce Sales - Norman Park, GA
November Sweet Potatoes Scott Farms - Lucama, NC
December Hydro Bibb Lettuce StoneCreek Hydroponics - Hartwell, GA
January Kale & Apples Baker Family Farms - Norman Park, GA | Jimmy Nix & Sons' - Hendersonville, NC
February Strawberries Driscoll's - Dover, FL | Success Valley & BBI– Plant City, FL
March Grapefruit & Carrots Grapefruit: Heller Bros. - Garden Florida | W.G. Roe & Sons - Haven, FL
Carrots: Generation Farms - Vidalia, GA
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