Farm to School
EUSD began their farm to school program in 2013 to support their pillars of health and wellness and environmental stewardship.
Currently, Farm Lab supplies fresh, organic produce for daily salad bars and scratch made lunch items at all nine school sites. Growing our own produce helped EUSD transform school lunch from packaged and processed to scratch cooked, fresh, and healthy.
We grow the tomatoes, peppers and herbs featured in our scratch made pizza and pasta sauces, and our fresh lettuce, carrots and other seasonal veggies appear on our salad bars year round. Roasted broccoli? Sweet potato fries? Farm Lab provides the produce for several delicious side dishes, too!
EUSD's nationally recognized farm to school program earned an innovation award from the Center for Ecoliteracy in 2019, and was highlighted in a webinar on transforming food systems hosted by the Green Schools National Network in 2020.