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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!

2022 AUGUST'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Watermelon 2022 SEPTEMBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Apples 2021 OCTOBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Okra 2021 NOVEMBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Cucumbers & Tomatoes 2021 DECEMBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Kale 2022 JANUARY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Oranges 2022 FEBRUARY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Tomatoes 2022 MARCH'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Carrots 2022 APRIL'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Green Beans 2022 MAY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST: Blueberries
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 2020-2021 Featured Local Item Served Farm
August Cucumber Southern Valley Farms - Norman Park, GA
September Apples Jimmy Nix&Son's - Hendersonville, NC
October Squash Southern Valley Farms - Norman Park, GA
Fresh Start Produce Sales - Norman Park, GA
November Oranges Indian River Exchange - Vero Beach, FL John Stevens Packing - Frostproof, FL Hell Bros. - Winter Garden, FL W.G. Roe & Sons - Winter Haven, FL Egan Fruit - Fellsmere, FL
December Tomatoes & Cucumbers Lipman Produce - Immokalee, FL Flavor 1st - Mills River, NC Dewitt Farms- Morven, GA
January Kale Baker Family Farms - Norman Park, GA
February Hybro Bibb Lettuce StoneCreek Hydroponics-Hartwell, GA
March Grapefruit Indian River Exchange - Vero Beach, FL Heller Bros. - Winter Garden, FL
April Strawberries Hinton Farms - Dover, FL Goodson Farms - Plant City, FL
May Tomatoes & Cucumbers Divine Tomatoes - Immokalee, FL Estrada & Sons - Ona, FL Sunripe Certified - Parrish, FL Goodson Farms - Wimauma, FL Voyage Farms - Parrish, FL Southern Valley Farms- Norman Park, GA
School Year 2021-2022 Featured Local Item Served Farm
August Watermelon L&M Farms - Johnston County, NC Ham Farms - Snow Hill, NC
September Apples Jimmy Nix&Sons' - Hendersonville, NC
October Okra Dunagan Family Farms - Homestead, FL
November Tomatoes & Cucumbers Flavor 1st - Mills River, NC Estrada & Sons - Ona, FL Sunripe Certified - Parrish, FL Southern Valley Farms - Norman Park, GA
December Kale Baker Famiyl Farms - Norman Park, GA
January Oranges Nobale W.G. Roe & Sons - Winter Haven, FL
February Tomatoes Sunripe Certified - Parrish, FL
March Carrots Grimmway Farms - Lake Park, GA
April Green Beans Pero Family Farms - Delray Beach, FL
May Blueberries Southern Press & Packing - Blackshear, GA
Students are more likely to try a fruit/vegetable if they helped grow it! Interested in donating locally grown produce from your school garden to your school café? Contact your local Cafeteria Manager for the Donated Produce Log and safety procedures.

If you have difficulty communicating with us or understanding this information because you do not speak English or have a disability, please let us know. Contact SchoolNutrition@fultonschools.org OR 1-800-347-0023. Free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request.

School Nutrition/USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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