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House Bill 2800

"Relating to Oregon Farm-to-School and School Garden Program; creating new provisions; amending ORS 336.426; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency."

Health Impact Assessment HB 2800: OREGON FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN POLICY

"A Health Impact Assessment detailing the potential impacts of Oregon’s 2011 Farm to School and School Garden legislation"
May 2011

Building Regional Produce Supply Chains

Helping Farms Access & Sell to Multiple Channels
Helping Large‐Volume Buyers Access Regional Foods
Produced by FarmsReach - August 2011

Food Distribution 2000 - Transforming Food Distribution for the Next Millenium

This report gives us a historical perspective on why our commodities are distributed in the current fashion: "The commodity program in schools has two primary objectives. One is to assist U.S. agricultural producers by buying products under price-support and surplus-removal programs. The other is to support the school lunch program by providing nutritious, high-quality food to school children. These two objectives should be met in an effective and efficient manner so that as much money as possible is used to purchase food and as little as possible is wasted or spent

Saint Paul Public School Source Local Produce

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is well known for its leadership in changing kids’ habits in the

Local Harvest

Local Harvest enables users to find a specific type of outlet for farm fresh food, including online stores, farms, CSAs, Farmers' Markets, restaurants and grocery/co-ops.

Farmers' Market Finder

This site, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service, enables users to find a farmer's market in their community.

The Community Alliance

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers is building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.
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