The Fresh Food for Lunch program of the South Whidbey School District provides school farm and garden grown vegetables to the school cafeterias, managed by Chartwells. There are three gardens currently growing for Chartwells: the School Farm, SW Elementary School Garden, and the Langley Middle School Garden. Fresh Food for Lunch was launched on May 23rd and supplied salad greens for the cafeteria salad bars during the last three weeks of the 2013-2104 school year.With the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, the school farm and gardens are now supplying lettuce, kale, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, cherry and slicing tomatoes, beans, peppers, scallions, and zucchini to the Chartwells cafeterias. Over 700 lbs of produce was delivered to the cafeterias in 2014.
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The most recent SWSD approved and updated School Garden and Food Safety protocol is HERE.
The Chartwells School Garden Guide is full of useful information, and served as the baseline for our protocol.