Bigfork School

CITY: Bigfork
COUNTY: Lake
CONTACT: Ginny Kirby
PHONE: 406-837-7409
EMAIL: gkirby@bigfork.k12.mt.us
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: K-12 School
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: I order fruits and vegetables from local growers in the area. At least once a week there is something local on the lunch line.
MEALS: 100-500
LUNCH RATE: 25-50%
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Apples Beets Squash Carrots Beef
PARTICIPANTS: Administration; Staff; FoodCorps or AmeriCorps members; Processors or distributors
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2014
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Western Montana Food Growers Private orchard Lower Valley Meats
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Once a month
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SERVE LOCAL FOOD?: Once a week
HOW DOES YOUR INSTITUTION LOCATE/PURCHASE LOCAL FOODS?: Directly from producer; Local Distributor or Co-op
BROADLINE DISTRIBUTER: Sysco; FSA
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPONENT?: On-site garden; local foods are mentioned in the menu
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: yes
FUTURE GOALS?: To keep introducing local foods to the program. Trying to keep costs down in other areas so we can purchase more local items.

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