Thursday, March 31, 2016

Roswell School District Looking to buy Local Produced foods.

The Roswell School District who also purchases for Dexter, Hagerman and Carlsbad is very interested in getting more farmers involved and to buy more locally grown produce. We hope you can join us for our upcoming "Farm to Cafeteria" meeting this coming Tuesday, April 5th, 8 - 10am in Roswell to learn about the Roswell School District (and other school districts) procurement requirements and opportunities for farmers to sell to schools. Lyman Graham, the district School Food Service Director is our host and is a true advocate for this program. Our brief agenda includes: - Welcome and introductions - Brief overview of New Mexico Farm to School Programs and progress - How to sell to school districts, bid process and procurement requirements (sharing your experiences are helpful) - How can we get the word out to more farmers and who are they? - Questions about planning for the season - How can we be of support to you in your region? We'll share briefly about the recent "NM Grown Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for School Meals" Strategic Planning convening and the three year Action Plan and possible future resources for trainings and more - Any additional needs and next steps The meeting will be held at the Roswell Independent School District Library at the AESC Building, Room 300, at 300 N Kentucky Ave, Roswell, NM 88201, (located on the 3rd floor) *Please use the parking lot on the South West side (back side) of the building and use the door with the ramp to enter the building on the side, for the easiest access. Do not park or enter thru the front (Kentucky Ave) entrance. If you and/or one of your colleagues can join us please let me know at 505-660-8403. Also, please feel free to call me if you have questions or need more information. Here is our website for additional information about what we do at Farm to Table - Thanks so much for your interest. We hope to see you next week! Warmest regards, Pam Roy Farm to Table Executive Director -- Pam Roy Farm to Table and the New Mexico Food & Agriculture Policy Council 618 B Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-660-8403 Cell

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