Thanks to the efforts of the Jefferson County Farm to School Coalition, Port Townsend and Quilcene School Districts are offering more local foods in school meals! Both school districts are participating in the Harvest of the Month Program, which features a different local food every month. Kale has been showing up quite often in the Port Townsend school meals and Quilcene consistently offers local carrots, other vegetables, and continues to offer local grass fed beef.
We have been putting a lot of effort in aligning the school garden curriculum with the National Learning Standards this year. This effort helps the school and the teachers meet their requirements for teaching and gives the garden program more credibility. No longer is the school garden program an extracurricular activity, but is considered a regular class!
JCF2S is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Jefferson County Farm to School Coalition is a community-based group working to improve the nutritional value of food served in Jefferson County schools.
- To educate students, their families, school staff and community members of the importance of childhood nutrition.
- To advocate for fresh, whole and seasonal foods in place of highly processed ones.
- To support the school board and administrators, food service providers and farmers, and to overcome barriers to buying and serving local and regionally grown foods.
- To assist in making school gardening projects successful.
Consider making a donation to our organization!
The JCF2S School Garden Video!
School Gardens Grow Healthy Kids is a two minute video featuring JCF2S students working in their school garden at Grant Street Elementary.