Darby Public Schools

CITY: Darby
COUNTY: Ravalli
CONTACT: Lisa Poe
PHONE: 4(06) 821-1307
EMAIL: lpoe@darby.k12.mt.us
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: K-12 School
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: On December 12 2012 I was hired to fulfill a grant for research on how a Farm to Cafeteria program will work at Darby Public School. We have a lot left to accomplish before we can get the wheels rolling completely on this program; but we feel optimistic and excited for the healthier and more economical changes in the 2013-2014 year.
MEALS: 100-500
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: We do not purchase local/Montana foods on a regular basis YET. We have used local foods in the past but not on a continual and regular basis. Hopefully that will change this year.
PARTICIPANTS: Administration and Staff
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2013
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Sysco and Food Services of America
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: So far we just got the grant and we have not implemented this program as of yet.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SERVE LOCAL FOOD?: Just getting started...
HOW DOES YOUR INSTITUTION LOCATE/PURCHASE LOCAL FOODS?: On-site garden local distributor or Co-op; We are planning on purchasing from WMGC and having a local garden and greenhouse.
BROADLINE DISTRIBUTER: Sysco; FSA
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPONENT?: We are planning a school garden; currently we have a greenhouse and we are working on its growth and development
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: yes
FUTURE GOALS?: We have tons of goals! Contact Shayla for a detailed list

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