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Wenatchee High School FFA student serves Smithson Ranch plums to Washington Elementary students on Taste Washington Day 2014

News from Taste Washington Day 2018

Visit WSDA's website for a copy of the 2018 Taste Washington Day blogpost

Clear Lake students taste veggies, fruit from local farms - Skagit Valley Herald, Oct. 14, 2018

Students sample Washington fare - Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Oct. 9, 2018

Farmers encouraged to participate in Taste Washington Day - Washington Ag Network, Oct. 1, 2018

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News from Taste Washington Day 2017

Visit WSDA's website for a copy of the 2017 Taste Washington Day press release

Sampling Flavors of Snoqualmie Valley on Taste Washington Day -, Nov. 9, 2017

TVW @ Large: Taste Washington Day - TVW, Oct. 17, 2017

Local farm, preschool team up for Taste Washington Day - My Edmonds News, Oct. 4, 2017

Taste Washington Day celebrates Farm-to-School connections today - KOHO 101, Oct. 4, 2017

Taste Washington Day celebrates Farm-To-School connections - Washington Ag Network, Oct. 4, 2017

Walla Walla parent shares corn crop with local schools - Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Oct. 3, 2017

Taste Washington Day draws local participants - Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, September 27, 2017

Schools to serve locally-grown foods on Taste Washington Day - Wenatchee World, September 27, 2017

Other News from Washington State:

Making Fresh Foods the New Norm

For three elementary schools in Washington, fresh produce from the salad bar has become the new norm.

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Students try zucchini through farm to school program - The Columbian, November 7, 2018

Feeding our kids: Island programs are helping school district students - Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, October 10, 2018

Local Lopez school lunches - The Islands' Weekly, September 14, 2018

Futurism in Food
- Cheney Free Press, August 23, 2018

4-H and FFA students reflect on raising their animals and letting go - Tri-City Herald, August 22, 2018

Many schools keep gardening efforts going all summer - Seattle Times and Washington Post/AP, July 23, 2018

Concrete Summer Learning Adventure heats up -, July 23, 2018

A little weeding, a little w(h)ining to make school gardens tidy - Walla Walla Union Bulletin, July 22, 2018

Children reap what they sow through farm to school - Walla Walla Union Bulletin, June 21, 2018

Farm to School program teaches kids about food systems, farming - Walla Walla Union Bulletin, June 10, 2018

College Place Elementary, community installs new garden - My Edmonds News, May 19, 2018

From farm to table to school - Camas-Washougal Post-Record, May 10, 2018

At Matsuda Farm, produce grows for food bank, community - Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, May 8, 2018

Ensuring each student gets a healthy meal at school and beyond - Auburn Reporter, May 2, 2018,

Port Townsend Educator Teaches Hands-on Skills for Life - KCTS, April 27, 2018

Third graders get up-close look at agriculture in the valley - The Ellensburg Daily Record, April 11, 2018

Upper Skagit Talks: Visit to Concrete Farm to School - KSVU, March 22, 2018
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Quilcene students enjoy food performance - Port Townsend Leader, March 21, 2018

A Dairy Special Harvest of the Month Celebration - Washington State Dairy Council, March 8, 2018

Kitchen as Classroom: Quilcene pupils make meals from scratch for fellow students - Peninsula Daily News, January 16, 2018

A K-12 scratch-cooking program, built from scratch - Food Management Magazine, January 2, 2018

Foundation helps schools launch scratch-cooking program - Food Management Magazine, December 4, 2017

Area students enjoy Farm to School - The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, December 1, 2017

Not your parents' lunch - Vancouver Public Schools Newsletter, November 2017

Moses Lake first graders join FFA to learn about agriculture at First Grade Farm Day - Fiber One News, October 18, 2017

Cows and rabbits and kittens on farm day - Columbia Basin Herald, October 19, 2017

Locally sourced food: SPS serving 'farm to table' meals - Seattle Public Schools news, October 16, 2017

Jefferson Elementary students learn about farm life - Skagit Valley Herald, October 20, 2017

District's Farm to School program a model for the state - Franklin Pierce School District news, October 17, 2017

Second year of Whatcom Farm Circle for kids Nov. 1-2 - Lynden Tribune, October 10, 2017

School district looks at reducing food waste - The Daily Record, August 10, 2017

Farm to Fork, kids learn about food - The Columbian, June 17, 2017

Belfair school kids, community build garden - Kitsap Sun, May 22, 2017

Grow For It! after school program offers lessons on gardening - The Northern Light, May 3, 2017

Cooking from scratch returning to some school lunchrooms - King5 News, April May 18, 2017

Ellensburg School District Navigates Stringent Regulations, Puts Focus on Fresh Foods - The Daily Record, April 1, 2017

Worms at Head of Class in Gardening Project - The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, March 9, 2017

Farm to School program champions more healthy eating - The Columbian; March 8, 2017

Franklin Pierce farm feeds young minds, along with the wider community - The News Tribune; March 3, 2017

Methow Valley school kids enjoy local lunch - Methow Valley News; Feb. 11, 2016

Making Fresh Foods the New Norm - Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools; Feb. 8, 2017

Ocean to Table - Suquamish News; Jan. 1, 2017

South Whidbey School District garden program hits the big screen - South Whidbey Record; Oct. 29, 2016

Locally sourced lunch a hit - The Columbian; Oct. 5, 2016

Wednesday marks Taste Washington Day - Washington Ag Network; Oct. 5, 2016

Grandview Getting Loud for Taste Washington - Washingotn Ag Network; Oct. 05, 2016

Taste Washington serves up a school of tasty tilapia tacos - The Wenatchee World; Oct. 12, 2016

Riverview schools eat local in observance of Taste Washington Day Oct. 5 - Snoqualmie Valley Record; Oct. 18, 2016

Franklin Pierce Students Visit the Farm - Pierce Prairie Post blog; Sept. 29, 2016

Kids Get Their Hands Dirty to Learn About Healthy Eating - Seattle Times; Sept. 14, 2016

Washington State Results from the 2015 USDA Farm to School Census

Congratulations to Franklin Pierce School District for being voted the "One in a Melon" district for Washington State in 2015!

Historic Ohop Valley farm getting new life as school campus - The News Tribune; June 26, 2016

Concrete Elementary students reap rewards of Leadership Skagit project - Skagit Valley Herald; May 6, 2016

USDA Grant fuels Farm-to-School momentum in PT - PT Leader; Nov 25, 2015

USDA Helps Schools Connect with Local Farmers and Ranchers - USDA Press Release; Nov. 17, 2015

Congratulations to Vancouver Public Schools, Concrete School District, Tumwater School District, Eatonville School District, and Port Townsend School District for being a part of USDA Farm to School grants in 2016!

Farmers, Schools Taste Potential Partnerships - Capital Ag Press; Sept. 26, 2014

New processing center brings more local produce to Whatcom County schools – Bellingham Herald; June 3, 2014.

USDA Farm to School Grant Awards Announced! - Nov, 19, 2013

Congratulations to Concrete School District and Olympia School District on receiving planning grant and implementation grant, respectively!

A complete list of recipents can be found here.

Wenatchee School District Food Service featured on the Bon Appetit website!

At These Public Schools, Cafeteria Food Is Healthy, Tasty—and Locavore

Walla Walla Public Schools Farm to School Program featured in the "Washington Grown" TV Series Episode 3!

Washington Grown Episode 3

Last Updated: 11/10/2018