Hinsdale Public School

CITY: Hinsdale
COUNTY: Valley
CONTACT: Patti Armbrister
PHONE: (406) 364-2314
EMAIL: Parmbrister@hinsdale.k12.mt.us
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: K-12 School
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: The students grow fruits and vegetables in the schools outdoor classroom. The food is harvested and served at the school.
MEALS: Less than 100
LUNCH RATE: 25-50%
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Potatoes beef pork donated by the farm to school and grown at the school; beets carrots tomatoes cucumbers kale onions peppers pumpkin; summer and winter squash garlic and herbs.
PARTICIPANTS: Staff; Students; Farmers or Ranchers; Processors or distributors
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2011
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Gif fejld farms potatoes Bear paw meat Wheat montana
HOW MUCH IS BUDGETED FOR LOCAL FOOD?: 10 percent
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Once a month
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SERVE LOCAL FOOD?: Daily
HOW DOES YOUR INSTITUTION LOCATE/PURCHASE LOCAL FOODS?: On-site garden
BROADLINE DISTRIBUTER: Sysco
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPONENT?: Outdoor classroom- food production; plant science; integrated pest management; pollination bee project and benefitical plants. Outdoor classroom construction projects; passive solar greenhouse; raised beds and root cellar. Adult education workshops.
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: yes
FUTURE GOALS?: To replace outdated freezer/refrigerator units and serve more local food. We would like to increase the amount of fresh food that could be served. The agriculture department is trying to get more people interested in growing food locally.

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