OSD Farm to School
  • Farm to School is a nationwide movement to enrich the connection between communities and their local foods. Nutrition education, school gardens, and procurement of local foods for school meals are a few of the delicious ways we aim to nourish our community's wellness, economy, and environmental stewardship. Explore the pages here to find fun take-home activities, virtual field trips, school garden information, and much more!

    Visit the National Farm to School Network website.

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PVE garden.
Great Apple Crunch 2019.
Field Trip


New for Summer Meals: Farmers Market Thursdays!

  • Every Thursday throughout the summer, OSD meals will feature a farm-fresh fruit or vegetable purchased from the Oregon Farmers Market and Dane County Farmers Market. Let's celebrate local food all summer long!

    All students (18 & under) are invited to sign up for FREE breakfast and lunch, regardless of eligibility. To sign-up for summer meals, please visit the School Nutrition page





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AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator

Hi, I’m Maddie! My goal is to help our community feel excited about their nutrition. My hope is that we see local foods as a joyful way to connect to the land and to each other. The first step in building a happy and healthy relationship with food is sharing knowledge and creating experiences-- and that is what I’m here for!

Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, and questions with me at msmith@oregonsd.net. I would love to hear from you!

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School Nutrition Director

Hello, I’m Sarah, the School Nutrition Director for OSD. Food helps us grow, think, and experience the world. I think it is important to serve healthy meals that feature local produce as well as fruits and vegetables grown in our school gardens. When we see our food grow, we can understand the power it has in our bodies. Food is also fun, playing with your food is an exciting way to feel connected to what you are eating. I often create pictures with my food- it just tastes better when my fruit salad looks like a smiling sun.

*PS: This is a picture of me with my dog, named Rutabaga. His name comes from the root vegetable - rutabaga. The vegetable is known for keeping your heart healthy and your bones strong. Rutabaga and I go on many hikes, so he is helping me stay healthy just like the vegetable.

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Assistant School Nutrition Director

Hi, I’m Shelby, the Assistant Nutrition Director at OSD. Healthy food makes me happy! I love helping people find simple and delicious ways to add lots of veggies, fruit and healthy options into their diet. Farm to School is a fantastic tool in helping students develop an interest in where their favorite foods come from. With this knowledge, our hope is to encourage students to engage and participate in activities that help them learn the joys of agriculture.

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