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Local Food for Washington Schools

Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program | Agricultural Marketing Service (usda.gov)

We seek to fulfill the LFS goals by purchasing locally sourced foods directly or through a distributor from Washington farmers, ranchers, fishers, producers, and small businesses.

Our goals for this work are to develop mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships that build up Farm to School Programs and increase student consumption of local nutritious foods in the school meal programs.

The RFP is currently posted to Washington Electronic Business Solutions procurement webpage: WEBS (wa.gov)

The RFP will be posted later today on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction webpage: Competitive Procurements | OSPI (www.k12.wa.us)

Date closes: 4/11/2023

Estimated Value: $3,400,000

Contact Name: Brenda Merritt
Contact Phone: (360) 725-6219
Contact Email: brenda.merritt@k12.wa.us

Comm Codes:
019-21 – Berry Crops
019-24 – Buckwheat
019-30 – Corn
019-42 – Fruits, Deciduous Tree
019-47 – Grapes
019-53 – Melons
019-58 – Oats
019-90 – Vegetables
385-96 – Vegetables, Frozen
019-94 – Wheat
040-42 – Fish (Not Otherwise Classified)
385-68 – Seafood, Wild and Farm Raised, Fish and Shellfish

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