Growers of vegetables and fruits suitable for school lunches are invited to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The invitation is being extended by the Winnebago Healthy Living Partnership.
The partnership has received a Transform Wisconsin grant for a project it is calling "re:TH!NKing What Healthy Looks Like."
One of the goals of the project is to promote the Farm2School program.
Schools in Oshkosh alone serve about 5,000 meals to students per day, the partnership indicates.
It notes that some other school district lunch programs are buying seasonal produce such as sweet corn, apples, and potatoes from local growers and that one school district obtains fresh, locally-grown vegetables to prepare and freeze Ratatoutille (a stew) to be used throughout the school year in pasta, pizza, and other foods.
Growers of fresh produce in Winnebago County and beyond are welcome to attend the January 22 luncheon. School food service directors from the county are also being invited.
Reservations are requested for the luncheon, which will be held on the 4th floor at the Winnebago County Health Department office building, 112 Otter Ave. in downtown Oshkosh. To reserve, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-232-3000.