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In addition to the monthly featured items, ingredients in school meals are locally soruced 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
2018 NOVEMBER'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Oranges
2018 DECEMBERS'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Apple
2019 JANUARY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Tomatoes
2019 FEBRUARY'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:
Strawberry
2019 MARCH'S FARM FRESH HARVEST:​
Hydro Bibb Lettuce
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!

The 2020 Vision for School Nutrition is a joint, collaborative initiative between the Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Public Health.​ The 2020 Vision was launched in late 2015 with this initiative aim: By the start of the 2020 school year, at least 20% of the required menu components for the student meal will be comprised of Georgia grown products. In addition, at least 20% of the schools in Georgia will be challenged to have at least 50% of the required menu components for the student meal comprised of Georgia grown products.​

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 – 13 days Peaches Jaemore Farms – Gainesville, GA
September – 2 days Zucchini Southern Valley Farms - Norman Park, GA
October – 29 days Apples Jimmy Nix & Sons’ – Hendersonville, NC
November – 17 days Oranges Emerald Pack Co. – Orlando, FL Heller Bros. – Winter Garden, FL W.G. Roe & Sons – Winter Haven, FL
December – 14 days Apples Jimmy Nix & Sons’ – Hendersonville, NC
January – 18 days Tomatoes Lipman Produce – Immokalee, FL Flavor 1st – Mills River, NC
February – 1 days Strawberries Hinton Farms – Dover, FL
March – 5 days Hydro Bibb Lettuce StoneCreek Hydroponics – Hartwell, GA
April – 1 days Squash Fresh Start – Homestead, FL Pexco Produce – Plant City, FL Voyager Farms – Parrish, FL
May – 17 days Cucumbers Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable - Norman Park, GA
School Year 2017-2018 Featured Local Item Served Farm
August Watermelon Ham Farms INC - Snow Hill, NC L & M Farms - Moultrie, GA & Immokalee & Clewiston, FL
September Cucumbers Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable - Norman Park, GA
October Apples Nix Farms – Hendersonville, NC
November Apples, Collard Greens, Cucumbers, Oranges, & Tomatoes Apples – Nix Farms – Hendersonville, NC Collard Greens – Baker Farms – Norman Park, GA Cucumbers – Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable - Norman Park, GA Oranges – Florida Classic Growers – Dundee, FL Tomatoes – Flavor 1st Farms – Mills River, NC Tomatoes – Williams Farm – Lodge, SC
December Kale Baker Farms – Norman Park, GA
January Carrots Coggins Farms – Lake Park, GA
February Strawberries Goodson Farms – Wimauma, FL Guynn Family Produce– Plant City, FL
March Hydro Bibb Lettuce StoneCreek Hydroponics – Hartwell, GA
April Blueberries WM. G. Roe Farms – Winter Haven, FL
May Carrots, Cucumbers, & Tomatoes Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable - Norman Park, GA
Fulton County School Nutrition 2020 vision for School Nutrition
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